Orange France and Ericsson have achieved peak rates of 10Gbps over wireless communication in trials performed in France, as part of a 5G partnership announced by Ericsson and Orange in October 2016.

“The significant increase in throughputs, including on the move, is one of the promises of 5G. These ever-increasing speeds will be needed for new use cases such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or the needs of business environments. Thanks to our 5G partnership with Ericsson, we are preparing the future of networks,” Alain Maloberti, senior vice president of Orange Labs Networks, said.

Commenting on the development, Franck Bouétard, Head of Ericsson France, said, “In order to support Orange in the preparation of its future network, we are pioneering the possibilities offered by 5G. Some new features are already available like software plug-ins to improve customer experience as regards mobile broadband, fixed wireless internet and IoT, and now this pushes the boundaries of innovation and potential.”