Nokia demonstrates live 5G C-band network ahead of US auction: Page 2 of 2

June 19, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Nokia demonstrates live 5G C-band network ahead of US auction
Nokia completes first successful U.S. based 5G trial in C-band spectrum, reaching speeds of over 1 Gbps using commercial 5G AirScale portfolio and is ready to deploy ahead of the expected U.S. spectrum auction in December 2020

Nokia is also offering U.S. Carriers the option of deploying C-band with its 5G AirScale Cloud RAN in vRAN2.0 configuration, in which the whole baseband will be in Cloud connected to the radio via an ORAN compliant eCPRI 7.2x interface. 

Nokia recently announced that it has achieved 5G speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps in OTA tests performed on AirScale base station equipment being deployed in major U.S. carriers' commercial networks. This most recent achievement in C-band is another example of the strong progress Nokia has made in 5G over the past 18 months.

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Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, commented: “The mobile industry is dependent on the allocation of new spectrum to increase capacity and deliver enhanced mobile broadband services. This test, in the C-band, is significant because it proves that we have a solution ready-to-go following the completion of the spectrum auctions in the U.S. later this year. We are already working with all major U.S. carriers and look forward to strengthening our relationship with them further by deploying C-band and delivering incredible 5G experiences to business and subscribers across the country.”

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