Singtel and Ericsson conducted a live demonstration of Ericsson’s 5G Radio Prototypes. The test achieved a peak throughput of 27.5Gbps and latency as low as 2ms.
Singtel noted that it progressing well on its 5G journey, deploying key pre-5G technologies such as LTE-Advanced (Carrier aggregation, 256QAM) on its live network and taking the next step to LTE Advanced Pro (LAA, NB-IoT).
Ericsson said some key capabilities of its 5G Radio Prototypes include multipoint connectivity with distributed multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) and 5G-LTE dual connectivity, to ensure a smooth evolution to 5G and rapid adoption of new 5G-based services.
Mr Tay Soo Meng, Group Chief Technology Officer, Singtel, says: "We strive to upgrade our networks with cutting-edge enhancements, constantly offering our customers all the possibilities that technology brings. Singapore is at the forefront of the most connected cities in the world and now we want to take it to the next level. 5G is very important to the Singtel Group as it will support advanced communication needs. To ensure the Singtel Group continues our technology leadership in the mobile communications domain, we are exploring, studying and trialling pre-5G technologies with Ericsson."
Mr Magnus Ewerbring, Head of Technology Development, Asia-Pacific, Ericsson says; “5G will enable the full potential of Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society and 5G performance will benefit consumers, business users and entire industries in Singapore. Together with Singtel we have launched many world-first and nation-first achievements with the 4G network since 2011 and we will be together at the forefront of 5G as well.”