T-Mobile US and Ericsson report a top downlink speed exceeding 12 Gbps using Ericsson's 5G radio prototype system and T-Mobile's LTE network and devices.
The 5G trial occurred on August 3, 2016, at Ericsson's facilities and included test demonstrations of two-directional beam steering, operation of multiple simultaneous 4K video streams and the first test of a voice call connecting between 4G and 5G networks. The test also recorded ultra-low latency connections of less than 2 milliseconds.
In February 2016, Ericsson and T-Mobile announced they would work together to deploy a 5G pre-standards based 28GHz test system for lab and field trials in the United States. The two companies agreed to develop and test selected 5G use-cases and services to enable T-Mobile to evaluate emerging 5G technologies, drive 5G technology development and standardization and to explore new business opportunities.
"We're building towards 5G every single day with advanced technologies in our network, so we can put 5G to work for our customers just like we do with every new innovation. With Ericsson, we've now demonstrated speeds over 12 Gbps," stated Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile.