Nokia has claimed a new over-the-air speed record on a 5G network. The company achieved 4.7 Gbps on the network in Dallas, Texas, using 800 MHz of commercial mmWave spectrum and Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) functionality.
The tests were performed on base station equipment being deployed by major US operators on commercial networks, Nokia said. The record speed was achieved by combining eight 100 MHz channels on the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands and 40 MHz of LTE spectrum using the EN-DC functionality available on Nokia’s AirScale platform.
EN-DC allows devices to connect simultaneously to 5G and LTE networks, transmitting and receiving data across both air-interface technologies. The speeds were achieved on both 5G cloud-based (vRAN) and classic baseband configurations.