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South Korea's LG U+ Demo 5G Field Trial over 28GHz mmWave Spectrum with Huawei

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South Korea's LG U+ Demo 5G Field Trial over 28GHz mmWave Spectrum with Huawei Image Credit: LG

South Korea's LG U+ in partnership with Huawei has completed the first phase of their 5G urban field trial over 28GHz millimeter wave(mmWave) band to showcase a downlink rate of 2.5Gbps at a distance of 1 km.

Demonstrated at the Sangam area of Seoul, a hotspot for digital and media businesses, the speed of 2.5Gbps is far higher than the 1Gbps peak rate defined by ITU. LG U+ aims for the commercial deployment of the technology to help to meet the requirements of hotspot coverage and fixed wireless access services. 

The 5G onsite field trial was conducted with a 5G gNodeB, Ng Core and a 5G mobile bearer network. At the same time, this test also verified the large capacity of 5G. In addition, the peak rate of single user under millimeter wave 28GHz reached 18.5 Gbps

LG U+ said it will work with Huawei, to continue to perform high and low frequency joint network tests, and provide continuous coverage networking and mobility tests, to help prepare for the 5G commercial launch.

Based on Huawei's research results under the latest 3GPP 5G NR protocol frame, this field test successfully validated the urban coverage and capacity of the 5G target spectrums.

.The 5G development process is evolving from the early concept and demand phase into the technical research breakthrough and test verification stage, LGU + and Huawei will keep going on their 5G cooperation with step by step commercial-oriented research and verification, bringing 5G into reality.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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