Australian telecommunications conduit Telstra, in partnership with Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Netgear, has announced a blurb 1Gbps-capable 4G network, with Qualcomm also phenomenon a gigabit-class mobile router and 5G modem chipset solution.
Announced during a 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Telstra is now slated to control contrast of a world’s initial 1Gbps network forward of blurb launch of a network over a subsequent few months.
“We honour ourselves on a connectivity expertise, and we continue that tradition currently by completing a initial commercialisation of a gigabit-class LTE network and device,” pronounced Telstra organisation handling executive of Networks Mike Wright.
“With a world’s initial gigabit-class LTE network, we have almost softened a network ability and augmenting real-world LTE download speeds, while also gaining a graphic advantage over competitors as we can now offer an wholly new category of LTE service.”
Telstra’s network attains 1Gbps speeds when used in and with a newly announced Netgear Mobile Router MR1100m, that runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem and Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi solution.
The Netgear Mobile Router MR1100m is a initial consumer device able of reaching download speeds adult to 1Gbps over 4G. It attains gigabit speeds around 3x conduit aggregation; 4×4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) on dual many-sided carriers; 2×2 MIMO on a third carrier; and Higher Order Modulation 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM).
According to Ericsson, these technologies “pave a trail to 5G”.
“Many of a techniques enabled by Ericsson record to grasp these ultra-high speeds, such as a use of mixed spectrum bands, modernized MIMO receiver technology, aloft sequence modulation scheme, as good as Ericsson Lean Carrier, are vicious to creation 5G a reality,” Per Narvinger, Ericsson control of Product Line RAN, said.
Qualcomm also used a 4G/5G Summit to exhibit a world’s initial blurb 5G modem chipset solution.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, designed to capacitate margin trials and early deployments of 5G networks globally with download speeds of around 5Gbps, supports operation in a millimetre-wave (mmWave) spectrum in a 28GHz band, with 800MHz bandwidth support, and employs MIMO with adaptive beam-forming and beam-tracking technology.
The resolution includes a modem, SDR051 mmWave transceivers, and PMX50 energy government chip.
The modem can be used for 4G and 5G mobile broadband, along with fixed-wireless broadband devices, when interconnected with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a gigabit-speed 4G modem.
“The Snapdragon X50 5G modem heralds a attainment of 5G as operators and OEMs strech a mobile network and device contrast phase,” pronounced Cristiano Amon, executive clamp boss of Qualcomm Technologies.
“Utilising a prolonged story of LTE and Wi-Fi leadership, we are anxious to broach a product that will assistance play a vicious purpose in bringing 5G inclination and networks to reality. This shows that we’re not only articulate about 5G, we’re truly committed to it.”
Sampling for a Snapdragon X50 5G modem is slated to take place in a second half of 2017, with a initial blurb products integrated with a modem approaching in a initial half of 2018.
Telstra flagged in Feb that it would be teaming adult with Ericsson to launch a world’s initial 1Gbps blurb network alongside a initial commercially accessible 1Gbps-capable mobile broadband device with Netgear in 2016.
Telstra’s mobile network within a CBDs of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane will support 1Gbps download speeds and 150Mbps upload speeds.
Last month, Telstra, Ericsson, and Qualcomm achieved download speeds of 979Mbps and upload speeds of 129Mbps during 4G network contrast regulating conduit aggregation, 64 QAM uplink, 256 QAM downlink, and 4×4 MIMO technologies; Ericsson’s Baseband 5216 hardware; Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 LTE modem exam device; and Telstra’s live network.
The use of 4×4 MIMO increases rise rates duplicate but wanting additional spectrum, with QAM also augmenting a rise information rates.
Telstra and Ericsson last year also achieved 1Gbps 4G mobile speeds during live blurb mobile trials by aggregating 5 spectrum bands.
During that test, 100MHz of spectrum was many-sided opposite a 700MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, and 2600MHz (2x 20MHz) bands, and delivered to a Cobham Aeroflex TM500 mobile device.
Telstra afterwards announced a proof in partnership with Ericsson and Qualcomm of 4×4 spatial MIMO total with 256 QAM, that it claimed had determined a substructure for blurb network download speeds of adult to 1Gbps.
Telstra and Ericsson final month also achieved download speeds of between 18Gbps and 22Gbps during a first live hearing of 5G in Australia, with a trials conducted in a real-world outside sourroundings regulating Ericsson’s 5G radio testbed.
The 20Gbps speeds were separate between dual mobile devices, with any one removing around 10Gbps download speeds interjection to a use of Massive Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO), that sends mixed channels of information during a same time, permitting users to have rise performances simultaneously.
In addition, a relocating car achieved download speeds of between 1Gbps and 6Gbps interjection to a use of beam-forming technology, in that receiver arrays drive a lamp to where a user is.
Similarly, opposition telco Optus in Feb announced that it achieved download speeds of 1.41Gbps during a live hearing of 4.5G network record in partnership with Chinese record hulk Huawei.
The hearing saw a companies total 5x 20MHz of Optus’ singular network magnitude bands, total with 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM.
Peak download speeds of 1.23Gbps were achieved during contrast over live network conditions, with a dual companies adding that a process also has “theoretical limit speeds” of 1.43Gbps.
Optus recently announced signing on with networking hulk Nokia to combine on developing a 5G network.
As partial of a deal, Optus and Nokia have undertaken sealed lab tests regulating Nokia’s 5G radio exam bed on a Airscale product, as good as narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) tests. The dual companies will also control a hearing of a 5G antecedent opposite Optus’ 3500MHz spectrum rope by 2017.