Orange Romania Completes 5G FWA and Smart City Trial with Cisco and Samsung

Orange Romania Completes 5G FWA and Smart City Trial with Cisco and Samsung 5G Frequency Bands by Samsung, Image Credit: Samsung

Orange Romania in partnership with Samsung and Cisco recently demonstrated 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and smart city applications in the country.

In a month long trial, the companies step up their 5G efforts with demonstrations of 5G UHD and VR streaming, cloud gaming, smart city sensors and real-time security camera analytics.

The trial makes use of Samsung’s 5G solutions including the virtualized RAN, one of the smallest 5G access units and multiple indoor and outdoor 5G routers (CPE), as well as Cisco’s Meraki Z3 WiFi Router and Ultra Gateway Platform which delivers a 5G virtual packet core on top of Cisco NFV Infrastructure.

By leveraging the wide bandwidth available at 26 GHz and advanced antenna technologies such as massive MIMO and beamforming, the companies said they were able to achieve coverage beyond 1 km at 1 Gbps speed for a single user in real live conditions. Measurements in these conditions also show aggregated cell downlink throughputs of 3 Gbps with few users, although the system capacity is significantly higher.

Arnaud Vamparys, SVP, Radio Networks and Microwaves, Orange
Thanks to this first successful test of 5G Fixed Wireless Access in the 26 GHz band, Orange has been able to verify several use cases enabled by this technology. We can now better understand the way in which this technology works in real usage environments in order to complement wireline solutions. 

GY Seo, SVP and Head of Global Sales & marketing Team, Networks Business, Smasung
5G will be more than just a faster internet connection. 5G will make cities safer and more convenient than ever before, and it will bring home entertainment to new levels that only existed in our imagination.

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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