Connection speed and security are key to the success of the implementation of 5G technology because users must be offered a significant difference in performance in order to invest in the devices that are compatible with the new generation network.
“We continue to pursue new and innovative ways of enhancing the end-user impact of 5G. An uplink speed of close to 1 Gbps is the latest in a series of 5G milestones we have achieved in collaboration with Telstra and Qualcomm. This means users can enjoy vastly improved experiences from applications where quicker upload time makes a difference,” said Sibel Tombaz, Head of Product Line 5G RAN at Ericsson.
The technologies of all three companies were used – Telstra’s network, Ericsson’s New Radio Dual Connectivity (NR-DC), and Qualcomm’s smartphone test device powered by Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System.
As for the other technical specifications, the high speed was reached by combining the data rates from both mid-band and high band (millimeter wave) to fully utilize Telstra’s spectrum. The demo used the NR-DC software feature with UL 4CC CA (uplink four-component carrier aggregation), which is special in that four contiguous 100MHz carriers are combined, resulting in higher data speeds.
Incidentally, this trio broke the 1 Gbps barrier on 4G in 2016, set a new download record on 5G in January of last year, and now this success has followed.