Vodafone, Ericsson and Qualcomm are collaborating on a 5G New Radio (NR). The trial will focus on 5G NR technologies that utilise wide bandwidths in order to increase overall network capacity and achieve multi-Gbps data rates. The 3GPP’s 5G NR standard-based interoperability testing and trials will begin in the second half of 2017.
Vodafone Portugal achieved DL speeds of up to 20Gbps in a ‘5G’ trial in partnership with Ericsson. The demonstration took place at Vodafone’s HQ in Lisbon, and utilised multi-user MIMO as well as beamforming technologies.
Up to 2.7 Gbps achieved by Vodafone and Huawei in the city of Milan, using spectrum in the 3700-3800 MHz and Massive MIMO technology. Both partners also completed a test in Milan, on a full end-to-end (E2E) network, of a technique to enhance the range of high frequency bands (3.7 GHz bands made available by […]
Vodafone UK and Ericsson, in partnership with academics at King’s College London, have successfully tested standalone pre-standard 5G using a prototype device in a central London 3.5 GHz spectrumfield trial. Based on a proprietary 5G standard with plans to move onto the new global standard when fully ratified, Ericsson’s 5G test bed system operates in […]
Vodafone announced the testing of 5G mobile networks in seven British cities by the end of 2018. The deployments will start in 2019 in dense urban areas. The groundwork for 5G services already deployed at 40 locations (around Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester) is complementary to 4G networks .
Vodafone Spain partnered with Huawei to perform ‘the first 5G call in the world’. The call between Castelldefels in Barcelona and Madrid adhered to the standard commercial specifications approved by industry standards body 3GPP in December 2017, and utilised spectrum in the 3.7GHz band. The test also demonstrated a ‘dual 4G-to-5G connection’, which the companies […]
Vodafone conducted a live demonstration of pre-standard 5G technology in Ireland. At the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College, Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson achieved 15 Gbps with a latency of less than 5 ms in the demonstration using the operator’s 3.6GHz spectrum acquired last year.