Huawei running 13Gbps 5G trials

Huawei is running 5G trials with speeds of up to 13Gbps, and promised that the world will see this technology available before the end of the decade.

This is according to Guy Hirson, Huawei’s Vice President of Broadband Technologies, who spoke at the recent 2015 MyBroadband Conference.

Huawei also recently announced it had conducted the world’s first successful large-scale field trial of 5G radio access technologies.

The trial represents the first large-scale Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology test, with a concurrent connectivity of 24 devices in the macro-cell environment.

It is also the first time to validate the performance of Sparse Code Multiple Access (SCMA) and Filtered OFDM (F-OFDM) in the field.

The cell average downlink throughput of MU-MIMOs is 1.34Gbps, with a 3.6Gbps download peak throughput in a 100MHz ultra-wide band channel.

These speeds are more than 10 times faster than single-layer Single User MIMO (SU-MIMO) technology.

Huawei plans to launch the first 5G pilot networks with its partners in 2018, aims to contribute to the 5G industry ecosystem to complete interoperability testing in 2019, and commercially launch 5G networks in 2020.

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