Nokia announced in a press release that the company broke a world 5G speed record in partnership with Turk Telekom. Nokia and Turk Telekom were trailing commercial 5G New Radio equipment in Ankara, and during the trail the transfer speed peaked at 4.5 Gbps.
That speed was achieved on Turk Telecom’s 26Ghz mmWave spectrum using Nokia’s AirScale Base Station (only 5GNR equipment) connected with a mobile device. In the press release, Nokia states that “The high speeds achieved during the trial will enable more high-bandwidth and latency-sensitive enterprise services, such as remotely controlled devices for industrial needs or mission-critical applications.”
Turk Telekom’s CTO Yusuf Kıraç mentions that demonstrating high speed, low latency and great capacity promised by 5G on mmWave spectrum paves the way for “Terahertz” systems that will be used in 6G. Nokia’s president of mobile networks Tommi Uitto said that 5G trails are still important for developing faster and better networks, while taunting that Nokia has nearly 200 5G trials, live operator networks and private wireless deployments delivered globally.