Elisa has achieved 8 Gbps 5G speed on a commercial 5G network in Finland — for the first time — serving two 5G mmWave devices connected simultaneously.
The fast speed, which was showcased at Elisa’s flagship store in Helsinki, Finland, will support a range of new low-latency, high-bandwidth services, such as high-speed video downloads, mission-critical or virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. The service is expected to be implemented in 2021.
Elisa achieved the milestone by utilizing Nokia’s 5G mmWave technology and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G smartphone form factor test devices over Elisa’s commercial 5G network.
The base station utilized two Nokia AirScale radios, each using 800 MHz of commercial millimeter wave 5G spectrum at 26 GHz.
These provided connectivity to two 5G smartphone form factor test devices powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System featuring second-generation Qualcomm QTM525 mmWave antenna modules, with each device reaching 4 Gbps peak speeds from the base station.
Sami Komulainen, executive vice president, Production at Elisa, said: “Elisa was the first in Finland and amongst the first in the world to deploy 5G. Reaching 8Gbps is a natural step in our 5G development.”
“This is another milestone in the development of 5G services and demonstrates the capacity of our commercially deployed 5G solutions,” Tommi Uitto, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said in a media statement.
“The throughputs achieved show the true potential for mmWave deployments ,” Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and President, Qualcomm Europe/MEA, said.