Nokia and TPG Telecom achieve 5G uplink speed of 2 Gbps

Nokia and TPG Telecom have hit a 5G uplink speed of 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) during a live demonstration at the Nokia 5G Futures Lab in Sydney, Australia.
TPG Telecom customers
The new Australian 5G uplink record will enable Nokia and its customers such as TPG Telecom to offer ultra-high-performing, low-latency services for Industrial and IoT applications which are heavily reliant on high-speed uplink connectivity. The solution is expected to be fully deployed next year as devices that support this capability become available.

The live demonstration involved a Nokia AirScale 5G mmWave base station utilising TPG Telecom’s 26 GHz spectrum to connect, over the air, to a 5G device powered by a Snapdragon  X65 5G Modem-RF System featuring fourth-generation Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave antenna modules. Additionally, Nokia deployed its Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology to leverage spectrum assets. The CA setup included four component carriers of 100 MHz each in the 26 GHz band.

The demonstration also leveraged Nokia’s 5G Core to provide the speed, intelligence, and security for testing the delivery of new advanced 5G services.

Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology Officer at TPG Telecom, said: “This demonstration shows the huge potential of 5G mobile technology and gives a glimpse of the high-speed services that will one day be available to customers and businesses right across Australia.”