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Huawei, LG U+ achieve 31Gbps peak in 5G tests

02-12-2016 | Global Updates
Huawei and South Korea's LG U+ have completed a series of joint 5G tests based on three commercial scenarios – enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low latency communications (uRLLC) and massive machine-type communications (mMTC).

The various tests achieved a cell peak rate of 31Gbps on high-frequency bandwidth and Massive MIMO, as well as latency under 0.5ms and mMTC single-cell massive connections.

During the test procedures the two companies also verified key 5G New Radio technologies, including simultaneous use of short transmission time intervals and filtered orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (f-OFDM), as well as sparse-code multiple access (SCMA).

Huawei and LG U+ signed an agreement in July 2015 to jointly develop 5G technologies. The companies had already opened a joint R&D lab in Seoul dedicated to research into LTE-A and 5G.

“LG U+ is dedicated to creating new better life for our customers through maximized value and improved experience,” LG U+ VP Kang Jung Ho said.

“We hope to provide the availability of 5G services for Korean users by 2018, and Huawei's innovation insights and accumulated expertise will help us in achieving this goal.”

Huawei VP for wireless networks Gan Bin added that the companies plan to strengthen their 5G collaboration in the future.