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Nokia and Starhub achieve 4.3Gbps speeds in 5G showcase in Singapore

Kareyst Lin | Nov. 2, 2016
Such speeds can enhance M2M communications and applications including autonomous driving

Nokia and Singapore's telecommunications company Starhub have used the Nokia AirScale platform to demonstrate how a 5cmWave can deliver mobile broadband with a speed of 4.3Gbps and latency of just 1 millisecond.

This speed is tens of times superior to typical 4G networks today, Nokia said in a press statement on 2 November 2016.

The demonstration was carried out as part of Starhub's ongoing trials of future technologies to facilitate virtual reality, augmented reality and e-health applications.

The 5G-ready Nokia AirScale Radio Access platform enables the simultaneous running of multiple network technologies, such as 3G, 4G and 5G when finalised, across different spectrum brands using the same radio module.

Compared to previous generation radio access technologies, the new platform offers unrivalled scalability, taking up less physical space and consuming 60 percent less energy.

The speed of Nokia AirScale allows mobile users to download huge files in mere seconds. Its low-lag characteristics can also enhance machine-to-machine (M2M9 communication and applications including autonomous driving.

"5G, while still a distance away, will become reality in the time to come," said Chong Siew Loong, Head of Network Engineering, Starhub. "Through our ongoing trials of new technologies such as Nokia AirScale, we are exploring how we can use 5G technologies to enrich the lives of our customers."  


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