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SK Telecom and Nokia Networks achieve 19.1Gbps in 5G trial

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SK Telecom and Nokia Networks together demonstrated Nokia Networks' cmWave technology.

In a joint 5G trial in South Korea, the two companies achieved 19.1 Gbps transmission speed over the air using 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), 8x8 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission and 400 MHz of bandwidth.

Alex Jinsung Choi, Chief Technology Officer, SK Telecom, said:" With the world's first demonstration of the cmWave technology, we have reached a significant milestone towards realizing 5G. The 19.1Gbps transmission speed we achieved almost meets one of the key capabilities of 5G defined by the ITU-R. SK Telecom will continue to work closely with Nokia Networks to maintain this momentum towards creating a new era of communications."

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