Far EasTone completes first 5G testing in Taiwan with Ericsson

From left: FET President Yvonne Li, FET Chairperson Douglas Hsu, Ericsson President & CEO Jan Frykhammar, and Head of Ericsson Taiwan Håkan Cervell.

Taiwan —

Taiwanese telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has completed the first 5G tests, both indoors and outdoors, on 15GHz frequency bands in cooperation with Ericsson which provided prototype 5G equipment, according to FET.

Earlier this year FET extended its cooperation with Ericsson for developing 5G and IoT in Taiwan.

The tests were carried out to verify network coverage, mobility, and peak traffic achievable using the 15GHz high-frequency band.

The prototype 5G equipment reached a download speed of over 5Gbps, FET said.