Together, Ericsson and MediaTek were able to attain 5.1 Gbps in speed. Ericsson is a Swedish manufacturer of telecom equipment. While Ericsson supplied its Radio System hardware and 5G Core, the businesses combined 800 MHz of high-band spectrum and 60 MHz of mid-band for the 5G Dual Connectivity. This spectrum was transferred over the air to a device outfitted with the MediaTek M80 5G modem. The speeds were attained on a single device by combining the mid-band spectrum with mmWave in a 5G Standalone (5G SA) mode
Because the connection uses both mmWave and mid-band spectrum, which in turn enables faster uplink and downlink data rates for 5G SA than currently implemented, the experiment demonstrated how the mmWave may be used efficiently in the new 5G SA architecture. With the use of this technology, immersive media and novel use cases for mobile broadband and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) will be made possible.
“Our efforts to fulfil the changing connection needs of our consumers throughout the world directly led to this 5G technology breakthrough with our partner MediaTek. We think that many clients will find New Radio Dual Connectivity to be a very alluring alternative for their 5G Standalone deployment strategy on a global scale. According to HannesEkstrom, Head of Product Line 5G RAN, Ericsson, “it will enable millimetre wave in the multi-layer network at speeds of above 5Gbps.”
“NR Dual Connectivity is one of the latest 5G technology developments that will directly contribute to next-generation 5G services, growing capacity, performance, and enabling inventive new use-cases across business, industry, and consumer ecosystems,” said JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnership, MediaTek.