Nokia Corporations’ (NYSE: NOK) shares dropped despite announcing that it achieved an extended range over 10 km for mmWave using the 5G extended mmWave solution ion commercial network in collaboration with UScellular and Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM).
Nokia, Qualcomm, and UScellualr achieve 10Km range for 5G mmWave
The companies achieved the milestone on UScellualr’s live 5G mmWave network through Nokia’s 5G extended mmWave solution and a 5G CPE. Qualcomm Snapdragon x55 Modem-RF System with the QTM527 mmWave antenna powered the 5G CPE. The companies set a new record of reaching near gigabit speed for 10km distances delivering ultra-low latency and high-capacity benefits of 5G mmWave to more customers. The average downlink speed was 1 GbpS, with uplink speeds reaching 57Mbps.
The field trial was held on UScellular’s commercial network in Grand Island, Nebraska, and used Nokia’s AirScale Baseband and mmWave Radios in the 28 GHz (n261) band. The companies worked together to test many sites in various circumstances, assessing distance, performance, and latency.
Extended range to serve underserved communities
5G mmWave will bridge the “digital divide” by providing massive capacity in rural, suburban, and urban locations. This crucial milestone demonstrates how Qualcomm® Fixed Wireless Access Platform gen 1 and Nokia’s 5G extended-range mmWave tech allows mobile operators like UScellular to bridge the connectivity gap in previously unserved or underserved locations.
Nokia’s mobile networks president, Tommi Uitto, said that the results indicate how 5G mmWave will benefit consumers, businesses, and industries. He said they will offer a fantastic 5G experience to even more locations by increasing the 5G mmWave technology distance without losing speed or latency. Uitto added that they are honored to collaborate with their partners on the milestone. This is a significant step 5G services evolution, demonstrating the capability of Nokia’s commercially available 5G products.