Bell, Nokia complete 5G demo in Canada

Bell Canada's headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Image credit: oknidius via Wikimedia Commons

Canadian operator Bell said it has successfully demonstrated 5G mobile technology in collaboration with Nokia using 73 GHz spectrum.

The trial, which was conducted at Bell's Wireless Innovation Centre in Mississauga, achieved sustained data speeds more than six times faster than top 4G mobile speeds now available in Canada, the companies said.

"We are excited to demonstrate a pre-commercial 5G system with Bell, which represents the first in Canada," said Alex Giosa, country senior officer for Canada at Nokia, in a release. "We have had a long and productive history with Bell, and look forward to our continued joint work and testing to discover what 5G technology can offer Bell's Canadian subscribers." Press release

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