LG U+ has partnered with Huawei to complete what it claims as the world's first large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment in Seoul.
This network which consists of both 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz base stations, helped to successfully verify high-speed mobility, dual connectivity, and inter-cell handovers. The companies also demontrated IPTV 4K Video and many other future-proof commercial 5G services. They showcased an average data rates of 1 Gbps over the low band and more than 5 Gbps for dual connectivity over high and low bands.
The 5G pre-commercial test based on Huawei E2E 5G platform was implemented in a continuous ring topology. A peak data rate of 20 Gbps and an average data rate of more than 5 Gbps were achieved through dual connectivity over 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz.
These impressive rates were combined with inter-cell handovers to produce stable results. Elsewhere, a 5G tour bus delivered 5G-based IPTV 4K, and a VR drone was demonstrated in the ‘5G for All’ experience room at the LG U+ headquarters, which required data rates ranging from 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
During this event, Huawei also showcased the combination of a VR drone designed by Huawei Wireless X Labs and the world's first 5G CPE over 3.5 GHz band. The CPE is compact, lightweight, and offers high performance, which can support a throughput of up to 1.5 Gbps from a drone at an altitude of over 100m.