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Vodafone tests enhanced 5G uplink

The trial was conducted together with Qualcomm and Xiaomi.

In the test, the companies achieved upload speeds of up to 273 megabits-per-second (Mbps). Vodafone says this is much higher than what existing devices are capable of today, with most smartphones and home broadband services currently only able to achieve upload speeds of 100 Mbps. Vodafone describes it as the first European test of its kind.

The test used Vodafone’s new 5G Standalone (5G SA) networks in both Germany and Spain with the latest silicon technology from Qualcomm (The Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform) and the next Xiaomi flagship smartphone. Vodafone says these improved uplink capabilities will enable customers to upload their photos, videos and files to social media sites and the cloud at almost double the speed possible today when next-generation devices arrive later this year.

“We want our customers to be among the first anywhere in the world to benefit from this new 5G feature when it becomes available,” says Chief Network Officer of Vodafone Alberto Ripepi. “That’s why we are working with key partners to lead the industry in pulling together and testing the necessary network, silicon chips and devices to turn it into a reality, all while driving a stronger vendor and developer ecosystem.”

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