UScellular achieves 5G extended-range milestone over mmWave

UScellular, Qualcomm Technologies, Ericsson and Inseego have achieved a 5G extended-range milestone over millimeter Wave (mmWave) on a commercial network.
5G mmWave base station
This milestone was accomplished at a distance of 7 km, the farthest 5G mmWave Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) connection in the United States, with sustained average downlink speeds of ~1 Gbps, sustained average uplink speeds of ~55 Mbps and instantaneous peak downlink speeds recorded at greater than 2 Gbps.

Additionally, at a distance of 1.75 km, the companies achieved sustained average downlink speeds of ~730 Mbps and sustained average uplink speeds of ~38 Mbps. These results were achieved in Janesville, Wis., on UScellular’s network by applying Ericsson’s extended-range functionality to Ericsson hardware Antenna Integrated Radio (AIR) 5322 advanced antenna system, along with an Inseego Wavemaker 5G outdoor CPE FW2010 powered by the Qualcomm 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platform.