KDDI, Nokia trial 5G for megacities

telecomasia.net

Japan's KDDI and Nokia have conducted a joint trial involving providing 1Gbps connectivity inside an apartment block using pre5G radio technology on the 28-GHz band.

The trial was conducted between the KDDI Research Building  in Fujimino City and an apartment approximately 100 meters away.

KDDI and Nokia are conducting a series of trials as part of an evaluation into how 5G can be used to meet demand for fast wireless broadband in dense megacities such as Tokyo.

"This trial is an important milestone both in our collaboration with KDDI and in our development of technology to meet the ever-growing demands of the large populations of megacities,” Nokia Japan head Jae Won said.

"5G promises to deliver the ultra-low latency, capacity and high speeds for these types of deployment, and this trial is a great example of how it can be applied to transform the entertainment experience as one of the many use cases 5G has to offer."

The trial used a Nokia AirScale base station and the AirFrame commercial cloud RAN and streaming data center platform, Nokia said.

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