Positive results for 5G test at 26 GHz

Friday, 03 November, 2017

Positive results for 5G test at 26 GHz

A 5G trial data call has been conducted by Telstra and its partner Ericsson.

The test was the first in the world at 26 GHz.

It was conducted to demonstrate that the telecommunications industry is ready to use the mmWave band of spectrum.

The mmWave spectrum is expected to play an important part of 5G deployment globally.

By using a greater variety of spectrum bands, 5G will be able to support a wide range of different applications. This will include wireless broadband, smart vehicles and transport infrastructure, as well as critical control of remote devices and human interaction with devices to the mobile network.

Telstra will also establish a dedicated 5G testing centre on the Gold Coast, where a number of technologies relating to 5G will be carried out over the next 12 months.

Further insights are still needed to determine how mmWave 5G can be scaled and integrated into commercial mobile networks.

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