Nokia has recently set a new record for the world’s fastest 5G speeds by beating Ericsson’s record which was set a few months ago. At its over-the-air (OTA) network in Dallas, Texas, Nokia has recorded 5G speeds of 4.7 Gbps. The previous speed record was set by Ericsson at 4.3 Gbps.
Nokia was able to achieve these speeds by pairing eight chunks of mmWave spectrum at 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands, providing 800 MHz of bandwidth in total. This also included 40 MHz of LTE spectrum with EN-DC (EUTRA-NR Dual Connectivity) using Nokia’s AirScale solution. This dual connectivity solution allows an operator to transmit data across 4G and 5G networks simultaneously achieving much higher data speeds than using either technology in standalone mode.
As per Nokia, the test was carried out over the network of a “major US carrier” (unnamed) with this being an important and significant milestone in the development of 5G services in US, specifically at the time when connectivity and capacity are essential.