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Turkcell and Ericsson hit 25 Gbps in 5G test

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Turkcell and Ericsson have announced the completion of the first 5G trial in Turkey, achieving transmission speeds of 24.7 Gbps using the 15 GHz band.

The tests, which were conducted at Turkcell’s Kucukyali Plaza in Istanbul, was claimed by Ericsson as evidence of its commitment to the standardization of 5G technologies, etc, etc. Following the success of the trial, commercial deployment expected as soon as 2020 in the country.

“This test on the 15GHz spectrum is also very significant as it points to the kind of future that awaits us,” said Gediz Sezgin, SVP of Network Technologies at Turkcell. “While we at Turkcell continue to work hard to build one of the world’s strongest 4.5G network, this trial also makes us one of the first companies in the world to test 5G technologies.

“Our goal is not only to make Turkey into one of the first countries to adopt 5G, but also to develop 5G technologies here in Turkey, in other words to make Turkey into a country that not only uses but also produces key next generation communications technologies.”

“Turkey’s first 5G test, which we conducted today, is a result of this joint effort,” said Ziya Erdem, CEO of Ericsson Turkey. “We will continue to work closely with Turkcell to pioneer 5G solutions and to support Turkey in its journey to develop and implement 5G technologies until the end.”

New CEO Börje Ekholm is certainly starting his tenure as the new Ericsson chief on a positive note; two announcements in two days is setting the bar very high. If you don’t believe they managed nearly 25 Gbps here’s a photo of some dials. You can’t say fairer than that.

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One comment

  1. cass hibbert 18/01/2017 @ 11:59 am

    Dear Sir
    I would like to speak to someone about getting more information from Ericsson regarding the antenna equipment which is being used in the 5G Turkcell testing.
    We are looking to see how we need to adapt our telecoms products to accommodate the proposed 5G antenna types envisaged to be used in the UK.
    Kind regards
    Mr C Hibbert

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