Telstra Completes Australia’s First Live 5G Connection using Qualcomm's Commercial 5G Chipset

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Telstra recently accomplished another milestone in its 5G roadmap, achieving Australia’s first live 5G connection using a commercial 5G chipset on Telstra’s mobile network.

This Australian first was achieved using a form factor device working with two of Telstra’s network partners Ericsson and Qualcomm on the Gold Coast in Australia.  It brings together all of the end-to-end 5G network components for this real world 5G data call in the field.

Testing the latest commercial chipset from Qualcomm with Ericsson in the field is another indication of Telstra’s ongoing industry leading development in mobile technology leadership, and the latest in a series of 5G firsts for Telstra.

This is the latest in a series of 5G firsts for Telstra. In February Telstra launched its 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast supported by Ericsson. That Centre has since been home to several world and Australian firsts including the world’s first precinct of 5G-enabled WiFi hotspots, Australia’s first 5G Connected Car, the world’s first end-to-end 5G non-standalone data call on a commercial mobile network, and the launch of over 50 5G-enabled sites around the country.

Channa Seneviratne, Telstra's Network Engineering Executive
Telstra’s strategic relationship with these global industry partners allows Telstra to test, understand and demonstrate real world 5G capability so we can advance the deployment of 5G and immediately bring it to our customers as soon as devices are commercially available.

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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