Nokia tests its technology with 5G throughput records but in very specific conditions

Nokia, in partnership with Qualcomm and the Finnish operator Elisa, have carried out 5G test sessions on frequencies which will not yet be entrusted to the use of individuals, but which have enabled them to reach speed records, thus testing the quality of their technology.

These tests, which were carried out in Finland at the Nokia Arena in Tempere, under very specific conditions, which enabled the partners to obtain uplinks (from the terminal to the antenna) of nearly 2.1 Gbit /s.

To achieve these results, a carrier aggregation technique using multiple frequency bands within the electromagnetic spectrum to maximize data throughput.

For Qualcomm, this operation will allow, as of next year if all goes well, the partner operator, Elisa, to open the way to a new quality of service thanks to low latency, which can only be qualitatively beneficial. speaking for logged-in users within the Nokia Arena.

A frequency band not used for the general public…

However, we must be realistic, these speeds could only be obtained in the context of tests carried out under very specific conditions and with specific objectives, very far from the speeds made available to the general public for daily use. since the throughput accessible by each antenna is divided by the number of users connected to it.

In addition, it is a very special frequency band, that of 26 GHz, which has been used, rarely made available to this same general public, not allocated for example in France and which is not currently supported by any network capable of doing so and whose future prospects are limited on the operators’ side as well as that of ARCEP; indeed, the frequency band in question, and more specifically the mmWave frequencies of the same type, are formidable in certain circumstances, but offer a very limited territorial coverage and a speed which is just as indoor.

In other words, not enough to serve the ambitions of operators, who are far from what this band can offer them in terms of prospects.

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