The company says that the breakthrough is good news for enhanced mobile broadband use cases
Ericsson has announced it has reached a record speed in 5G millimetre wave, delivering a rate of 4.3Gbps at its lab in Kista, Stockholm.
Engineers a the lab achieved the fastest 5G delivery rate to date with a technical specification comprising eight component carriers aggregating 800MHz of millimetre wave spectrum.
Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air using a 5G smartphone form factor test device powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G Modern -RF System.
The company says that the breakthrough is good news for enhanced mobile broadband use cases such as multi-player gaming, AR gaming, and rich video streaming.
Ericsson head of product area networks Per Narvinger said: “This is a fantastic achievement. To put 4.3Gbps in context, that is the equivalent of downloading one hour of ultra-high-definition, or 4K, content from a streaming service in just 14 seconds.
“Ericsson is taking the next steps in ensuring service providers can deliver the best capacity and data rates over millimeter wave 5G.
“The 8CC aggregation solution we have successfully tested will enable not only higher speeds but also large-scale 5G deployments and new business opportunities.”