Telefónica-owned Movistar and Ericsson Showcase 20Gbps in First 5G Trial in Argentina

16 November 2017
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Telefónica-owned Movistar and Ericsson Showcase 20Gbps in First 5G Trial in Argentina Image Credit: Ericsson

Telefónica-owned operator Movistar and Ericsson showcased a record speed of 20Gbps in the first 5G trial in Argentina using Ericsson’s mmWave 28GHz 5G Test Bed solution.

The trial, which took place in Buenos Aires, was conducted during launch of the first 5G lab and test bed in Argentina. The 5G test bed allows telecom operators and ecosystem partners such as academic institutions and industry representatives, to test 5G capabilities in a live network. 

The 5G test bed and device prototypes were used to show advanced 5G technologies, including Massive MIMO, massive beamforming, Distributed MIMO, Multi-user MIMO, and beam tracking. These technologies together offer multi-gigabit data rates and ultra-low latency that are key requirements for future consumer mobile broadband and industrial use cases. 

Federico Rava, Executive President of Telefonica Argentina
Ericsson and Movistar are already working in a coordinated way to test the design of this 5G network and training the teams so that when it is deployed, that process is already complete.

Nicolas Brancoli, President of Ericsson in South America 
With 5G consumers can enjoy applications such as augmented reality and 4K video streaming, while industries will benefit from innovative Internet of Things applications such as smart transport and remote healthcare, creating significant business opportunities.

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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