Telus and Huawei achieve wireless download speeds of nearly 30 Gbps
Published on: 6th Oct 2016
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Canada's Telus says that it has demonstrated wireless download speeds of nearly 30Gbps, using hardware supplied by Huawei.
The speed tests took place in Telus and Huawei's 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where both companies have been trialling next generation technologies since late last year in a live, real-world setting. While 5G is anticipated to become mainstream by 2020, Telus customers living in the Vancouver area will have early access to some of the wireless technology.
"We're still in the early days of determining what the deployment of 5G will look like, but what we do know is that it will be a quantum leap forward in wireless technology and the foundation of future innovations." said Eros Spadotto, Telus' Executive Vice President of Technology Strategy.
In addition to the successful 29.3 Gbps field trial of 5G, one 4G LTE wireless site in Vancouver has also been upgraded with the latest advancement in LTE-A Pro technologies capable of speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
Five more sites will be upgraded in the coming weeks, and Telus customers will be able to take advantage of these technologies as early as next year, as LTE-Advanced Pro compatible devices become available.