Finnish telecom equipment company Nokia said on Thursday that it has marked 8Gbps download speed on the 5G mmWave network of local telco Elisa.
The firm said it used to smartphones for the test, each marking 4Gbps download speed.
The two smartphones were connected to two radio equipment individually __ 800Mhz width of the 26GHz spectrum was used, Nokia said.
Smartphones connected to 5G mmWave have already reached 4Gbps download speeds. Apple said last month that its iPhone 12 marked 4Gbps download speed on Verizon’s 5G mmWave network.
Ericsson said last month that it has reached 5.06Gbps download speed with Verizon in a lab environment. 5G mmWave and 4G LTE networks were grouped together.
In April, Samsung showed off a 5G mmWave multi-user MIMO technology that connected two handsets to one radio kit. The test marked 8.5Gbps download speed.
The point of Nokia’s recent announcement is confusing, a person familiar with the matter said, and the company seems to be indicating that it has reached 4Gbps download speed, albeit later than rivals.
Samsung announced in September that it has clinched a US$6.64 billion telecom kit supply deal with Verizon __ the Korean firm will likely take away shares from its Finnish rival through the deal.