Vodafone and Hutchison's Australian operator has carried out a demonstration of what it calls 5G, achieving combined upload and download speeds of around 4.84 Gbps in a public lab trial.
The demo at the
The tests included the downloading of a 50GB season of a TV show in around 10 seconds, and the transmission of eight simultaneous virtual reality streams at a speed of 4.5Gbps.
According to local reports of the demonstration session, Vodafone Hutchison
A key local rival, Optus, is also working with
Telstra, which is aiming to use the 2018 Commonwealth Games as its showcase 5G test bed, conducted
The university where Vodafone and Nokia's demonstration took place is a hub for research into next-generation radio and software-defined networks, which will be core for the deployment of 5G when it finally rolls around.
For Nokia, the demonstration will feed back into its efforts to develop 5G-capable equipment for operators globally.
The vendor has already upgraded its AirScale radio equipment and small cells to enable the equipment to access LTE-Advanced, which is regarded as a key upgrade on the path to 5G.
Rival vendor Ericsson is also working on improvements to their existing equipment to enable 5G services. In August the vendor revealed it would launch the world’s first commercial 5G radio equipment for massive MIMO and multi-user MIMO in 2017.
- see this News.com.au report
Deutsche Telekom, Nokia complete 5G VR trial in sports stadium
Ericsson claims 5G first with new radio equipment
Bell, Nokia complete 5G demo in Canada