Turk Telekom achieves 5G speed record during trial with Nokia

Turk Telekom has achieved a 5G speed record during a trial with Nokia in the Turkish capital city, Ankara.
Nokia AirScale base station
The record, which reached over 4.5 Gbps, is the first to be achieved on 5G New Radio (5GNR) only, utilizing Nokia’s AirScale 5G RAN solution on 26 GHz mmWave spectrum, 800 MHz bandwidth and a single user device.

Nokia said its AirScale Base Station connected with a mobile device to transfer data across Turk Telekom’s 26Ghz mmWave spectrum at a peak speed of 4.5 Gbps.

Yusuf Kırac, chief technology officer at Turk Telekom, said: “We used mmWave spectrum over the 5G test network which reached record speeds above 4.5 Gbps.”