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Nokia breaks 5G standalone speed record with the help of MediaTek and China Mobile

By Liu Hongzuo - on 3 Feb 2022, 2:12pm

Nokia breaks 5G standalone speed record with the help of MediaTek and China Mobile

Nokia 5G.

Nokia, China Mobile, and MediaTek jointly achieved a new 5G standalone (5G SA) downlink speed record of almost 3Gbps throughput in Shanghai.

The trial consisted of Nokia’s AirScale 5G baseband, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 5G smartphone chipset, and China Mobile’s 5G network on aggregated n28 and n41 bands. According to Nokia’s official statement, the trial allowed for “higher data rates, increased coverage area, and superior indoor performance”. However, none of the three partners stated their previous 5G top speeds before hitting 2.94Gbps.

Carrier aggregation (combining network bands) is a technique used in old and new network technologies to achieve more speed, higher user capacities, and more stable connections than frequency bands acting alone.

For folks who want the technical bits, Nokia said that it used Primary Cell Switch to combine 5G FDD and TDD bands. 

Is this a big deal? We’d think so, given how Singtel achieved 3.2Gbps on a faster 5G network type (mmWave 5G). Local 5G standalone speeds (in the real world) typically sit around the 180Mbps mark, making this new ~3Gbps trial record an achievement. We suppose all that’s left is to replicate this success in a real-world setting.

Source: Nokia

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