StarHub has completed the first outdoor pilot of 5G New Radio on 3.5GHz band in Singapore – in association with Nokia.
Nokia and StarHub demonstrated industrial and consumer applications to staff, industry partners and enterprise customers over live Nokia 5G cells and core network technology at StarHub’s headquarters in Singapore.
One industrial application replicated a manufacturing environment, featuring how businesses can use 5G-enabled video analytics to enhance efficiency and minimise production errors. Another demonstration showed how sports fans can turn to virtual reality headsets to enjoy live events over 5G.
The over-the-air pilot with third party devices showcased the capabilities of a 5G non-standalone network architecture (Nokia 5G radio technology interworking with StarHub’s 4G core network) to deliver the speeds, capacity and latency required to support enhanced mobile broadband services.
Nokia deployed AirScale Radio Access technology with 5G New Radio 3GPP-compliant software and the Nokia AirFrame data center solution, leveraging its services expertise to optimise deployment.
“This pilot with Nokia showcases the readiness and possibilities of 5G to enhance consumer services and boost efficiencies for enterprises,” Chong Siew Loong, chief technology officer of StarHub, said.