Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson Hit 40Gbps in Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul Trial

Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson Hit 40Gbps in Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul Trial Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom claim to be the first to successfully demonstrate a millimeter wave link with a data transmission rate of 40Gbps in a joint innovation project at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens.

An important milestone in the evolution from today’s 10Gbps reality toward the 100Gbps future, the partners achieved four times greater data throughput compared to current commercial millimeter wave solutions to prove the commercial viability of future wireless backhaul technology.

The test also focused on the stringent latency requirements in 5G network architecture to support low latency or ultra-low latency use cases. The round-trip latency performance of the link tested was less than 100 microseconds, confirming the positive contribution of wireless backhaul technologies to satisfy network-specific latency targets.

Alex Jinsung Choi, SVP Strategy & Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
A high-performance transport connection will be key to support high data throughput and enhanced customer experience in next-generation networks. While fiber is an important part of our portfolio, it is not the only option for backhaul. Together with our partners, we have demonstrated fiber-like performance is also possible with wireless backhauling/X-Haul solutions.

Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks, Ericsson
Microwave continues to be a key technology for mobile transport by supporting the capacity and latency requirements of 4G and future 5G networks. Our joint innovation project shows that higher capacity microwave backhaul will be an important enabler of high-quality mobile broadband services when 5G becomes a commercial 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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