WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
In time almost all new technologies improve in performance and this is a staggering new speed record for 5G networks.
5G with its blazing fast speeds and low latency is the future of mobile communications – until that is 6G and its terabit speeds comes along in 2030 … However, while most people in cities will experience 5G at speeds of around 1.5 Gbps today at Viettel Innovation Lab, Viettel Networks, Ericsson, and Qualcomm have just tested and successfully established 5G data transmission speed of over 4.7Gbps. This is 40 times faster than 4G and more than 2 times faster than today’s fastest 5G speeds. It also shows just how fast 5G could become for us regular users in the years to come.
This milestone reinforces the outstanding capabilities of 5G mmWave technology that Viettel is deploying in Vietnam. 5G networks with high data speed will serve as the foundation for building everything from smart factories, smart agriculture, smart cities, smart healthcare, smart education, and, well, everything that’s “smart.”
To achieve this impressive 4.7 Gbps record, the team used the most advanced E-UTRA New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology using 800Mhz of mmWave spectrum to help accelerate and extend 5G coverage.
The solution was spun up using Ericsson radio equipment and a smartphone test device powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60, and then, of course everyone involved had their piece to say …
Dao Xuan Vu – CEO of Viettel Networks, said: “This breakthrough in 5G data speed makes Viettel’s 5G network more practical and efficient. We will continue to further promote this technology development to allow people, businesses, governments and society to experience the distinct benefits of 5G technology in particular and Industry 4.0 in general.”
Denis Brunetti, President of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, said: “The milestone that we have achieved with Viettel during the 5G trial has been achieved using Ericsson new radio Street macro on mmWave spectrum. This is an easy-to-install solution, to help accelerate the 5G roll-out experience in dense urban environments, while ensuring the best user experience. This trial also demonstrates Viettel’s infrastructure readiness to provide superior 5G services, an enhanced user experience for consumers and ability to empower Vietnam’s vision for industry digitalization.”
And, not to be left out Stu Liew, Vice President of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific, and President of Qualcomm Taiwan and Southeast Asia, said: “Qualcomm is very pleased that Viettel has achieved the fastest 5G speed record in Vietnam, helping to empower all industries to accelerate digital transformation with unmatched performance improvements. This accomplishment can enable many new use cases for consumers and businesses to take advantage of its enhanced network capacity, multi-gigabit speed, and low latency. Together, we move significantly closer to providing Vietnamese users access to rapid connections on 5G devices. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Viettel in deploying 5G mmWave in Vietnam.”