Telefonica tests tech that could boost 5G broadband

technicalstudio | March 25, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles

Telefonica and 5TONIC Labs have successfully trialled new modulation technology that improves the efficiency of 5G transmissions, delivering coverage and capacity at the fraction of the cost of fibre, paving the way for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband.

FWA broadband is expected to be one of the first widespread use cases for 5G, using the increased capacity and speeds to deliver superfast broadband to areas not connected by terrestrial networks, such as rural locations.

“The objectives of the tests were to show the spectral efficiency based on measured throughput, and evaluate coverage, the role of interference, peak data rates, linear scaling with MIMO order, real time processing, and the ability to scale,” said said Arturo Azcorra, vice-chairman of 5TONIC.


“These are key performance indicators required for a successful deployment of Fixed Wireless Access service.”

The partners trialled the use of Cohere Technologies’ 5G turboConnect FWA technology over three days and achieved a throughput of 300Mbps in 10MHz. The tests also showed the capacity of the modulation tech to scale linearly with antenna layers and channel bandwidth, boosting the versatility of next generation networks.

“We are very happy with the results obtained, that clearly improve on those obtained with other technological solutions,” added Azcorra.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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