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.