Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve 5G speed record in Finland

Combined speeds from two devices hit 8 Gbps on a commercial 5G network on mmWave spectrum. Supports low-latency, high-bandwidth services such as high-speed video downloads and VR/AR

Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that by delivering 8 Gbps for the first time serving two simultaneously connected 5G mmWave devices, they have achieved the world's fastest 5G speeds on a commercial network in Finland. A range of new low-latency high-bandwidth services, such as high-speed video downloads, mission-critical or virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications, will support the fast speed, which was shown at Elisa's flagship store in Helsinki, Finland. It is anticipated that the service will be implemented in 2021.

By using Nokia's 5G mmWave technology and Qualcomm Technologies' 5G smartphone form factor test devices over Elisa's commercial 5G network, the milestone was achieved. The high speed enables more enterprise services that are sensitive to high bandwidth and latency, such as remotely controlled devices for industrial needs or mission-critical applications. The solution will also allow subscribers to enjoy unparalleled VR/AR experiences offered to audiences in massive stadium concerts, download 4K video content or triple-A games in a matter of seconds, and as a fibre broadband alternative, enabling enhanced capacity fixed wireless access connectivity. The move supports Elisa's pioneering efforts as a global leader in 5G services to digitise Finnish society.

Two Nokia AirScale radios were used by the base station, each utilising 800 MHz of 5G spectrum commercial millimetre wave at 26 GHz. These provided connectivity to two Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM X55 5G Modem-RF System powered 5G smartphone form factor test devices with second-generation Qualcomm® QTM525 mmWave antenna modules, each of which reached peak speeds of 4 Gbps from the base station.


Article Edited and Republished for CTen by Suraj Maity