Turk Telekom (TT) and Nokia have conducted tests in which they claimed a new 5G ‘world record’ data transmission speed of above 4.5Gbps, using mmWave (26GHz) spectrum bands in an eight-carrier configuration over a 5G NR test network with specially equipped smartphones.
Turk Telekom (TT) recorded a peak data speed of above 2.9Gbps on a live 5G test network in cooperation with Huawei, using 5G New Radio (NR) Carrier Aggregation (CA) with two 100MHz bandwidth carriers at 3.5GHz (C-Band) frequency.
Turkish telecommunications regulator BTK organised 5G open field tests at the ‘5G BTK Market Surveillance Laboratory’ located in the campus of Ankara’s Hacettepe University. The test involved the local operators Turk Telekom, Turkcell and Vodafone Turkey.
Turkcell signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to cooperate on the development of 4.5G and 5G technology.
Vodafone tested 10Gbps ‘E-band’ point-to-point radio network link technology, which it says will support its plans to launch 5G commercially in 2020 by providing high transmission bandwidth in the 71GHz-86GHz ranges in densely populated urban centres.
Turkcell is collaborating with Ericsson in 5G network equipment tests in Istanbul which achieved a peak data speed of 24.7Gbps using the 15GHz frequency band.
Turk Telekom has signed MoU with Huawei announced they will have cooperation to develop 5G technologies in MWC
Turk Telekom has tested NB-IoT technology in its own network in Turkey as a first operator with Nokia as an important step of 5G strategy of Turk Telekom. Turk Telekom and Nokia have shown demo in a virtual stadium covered by 5G in MWC.
Turkcell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ZTE to collaborate on developments including “Gigabit-capable passive optical networks” (GPON) and 5G. The two companies explained the strategic agreement includes cooperation on fixed network and wireless products such as customer premises equipment, GPON, dense wavelength division multiplexing and 5G.
Turkcell has hit speeds of 70GBps by using 71.5-73.5GHz spectrum in its 5G trial with Huawei.