Sunrise and Huawei have reached a record download speed of 3.67Gbps by using multiple 5G-enabled smartphones in one 5G cell in Zürich. This speed was achieved during a testing that was performed on C-Band 100MHz bandwidth, which was compatible to 3GPP standards.
Earlier, a single user smartphone speed was recorded up to 2Gbps.
Sunrise is the first telecommunication company in Europe to launch 5G network. Thanks to the Chinese tech giant, the Switzerland-based telecom firm is now providing 5G coverage across 262 Swiss cities and villages that are able to access broadband internet, HD-TV, and interactive gaming 5G services.
Huawei’s innovative MU-MIMO technology significantly increases 5G capacity without any additional requirement of spectrum and power resource.
At the recently held 5G Core Summit in Madrid, Huawei unveiled what it described as an industry-first fully containerised 5G core network that applies container technology to all network functions to make network deployment more agile and provide more rapid service rollout. This helps carriers empower new businesses and operations across industries digitally transforming them. During this event, the company also revealed the world’s first 5G core network based on microservice-centric architecture, which supports 2G/3G/4G/5G NSA/5G SA network access.
In June, Three UK had announced that it would launch the country’s fastest 5G in 25 cities later in the year. Three obtained 140MHz of 5G spectrum, which it claimed to offer peak speeds up to twice as fast as any rival network at launch. Vodafone is the company’s closest competitor with 50MHz of spectrum.
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