5G, speed record: exceeded 5 Gbps

Speed record for 5G wireless connection: in lab test exceeded 5 Gbps. And it's just the beginning for this technology

5G breaks previously established speed records and surpasses 5Gbps. The super speed was achieved in a lab environment, using a Radio System infrastructure provided by Ericsson and a 5G test device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF system with third-generation Qualcomm QTM535 mmWave antenna modules.

A remarkable record, that which was achieved by the 5G network and which stood, to be precise, at 5.06 Gbps. At the base of the success is the mmWave technology with carrier aggregation, able to provide greater efficiency for data transmissions on the wireless network. Behind the success of the next-generation network there are three companies involved in the telecommunications field as Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies that, despite the numbers, constantly continue to pursue research for the development of a network faster and faster and with an immense potential as that of 5G.

5G: record speed but it's only the beginning

Despite the speed achieved, 5G still has in store possible developments of all respect that could make this technology reach even 10 Gbps. Added to this is an extremely low latency, i.e. less than 5 milliseconds, and service deployment times of 90 minutes.

Internet connections from mobile devices could also see an improvement, with high-speed availability of up to 500 km/h, simultaneously handling over a million devices per km² and data volumes of 10Tb/s per km².

5G, research and innovation for the network of the future

Brian Mecum, vice president of Verizon, commented on the new record by emphasizing the continued research behind the recent achievements, "We have been driving the evolution of 5G technology since the early days and continue to aggressively drive innovation, pushing the limits of the technology further and faster for our customers. This latest achievement is another milestone in providing a truly differentiated service for our customers on mmWave."

So the futuristic vision of 5G is becoming increasingly tangible, opening the door to an immense number of new opportunities for the fast transmission of information. "5G mmWave will enable many new use cases for consumers and businesses," said Qualcomm Technologies vice president Joe Glynn, "as well as allowing many of today's mobile devices to take advantage of its increased network capacity, multi-gigabit speeds and low latency.