T-Mobile completes initial 5G testing, using 28GHz spectrum

United States —

T-Mobile US, along with Nokia has concluded preliminary 5G testing using T-Mobile’s 28GHz spectrum and Nokia’s commercial 5G-ready AirScale radio platform.

The 5G air interface lab test completed with achieving industry leading download speeds and throughput rates of several Gbps and real-time latency of 1.8 milliseconds while streaming four simultaneous 4K videos.

Commenting on the 5G testing, Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile, said, “We’ve now brought 5G out of the lab and into the field. With Nokia’s partnership, we’re seeing the kind of astounding data speeds and low latency that are hallmarks of 5G and set the standard for future network performance.”

T-Mobile is also working on innovative 5G application at its experience center, highlighting ultra-definition 360° Virtual Reality, extreme industry automation, massive connectivity and multi-connectivity. These applications preview how 5G technology can meet the future expectations of high growth device connections, zero-latency, mission critical solutions and applications, interactive augmented reality entertainment, and automation in many industries like transportation, health and manufacturing.

Nokia and T-Mobile revealed that the duo has planned further network testing and application validation, putting into place the necessary steps for standardizing 5G technology.

Ricky Corker, executive vice president and head of North America for Nokia, said, “5G is quickly shifting into another gear. We’re excited to be working alongside T-Mobile to help drive their 5G plans and show what the future of mobile communications can be for T-Mobile’s Un-carrier customers.”