DOCOMO and Nokia achieve 2Gbps speeds in mmWave trial

DOCOMO is boasting data transmission speeds higher than 2Gbps at Mobile World Congress after the Japanese operator linked up with Nokia to trial mmWave technology at the 70GHz band. The downlink speeds were achieved in a joint indoor lab trial using an access point and equipment with 1GHz bandwidth, deploying PHY and MAC software enabled beam tracking. The pair are planning an outdoor trial later in the year as both look to press ahead with next-generation networks. ‘Utilising higher frequency bands…

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5G at MWC: a preview of who is doing what in 5G at MWC

Like it or not, and many don’t, 5G is going to be a major theme at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Time will tell if the demos we will see will be justified headliners or merely attempts to be seen to be doing something relevant to 5G. But with the event just days away, ‘Inside5G’ takes a look at what 5G demos and news we can expect to see at Mobile World Congress. Gathering of the clans – industry bodies…

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