Verizon Achieved 4.2 Gbps on its Live 5G Network
U.S. operator Verizon, along with Samsung, Motorola and Qualcomm, has teamed up to demonstrate 5G peak speeds of 4.2 gigabits per second on its live 5G network.
Using carrier aggregation, a technology that combines multiple channels of spectrum to provide greater efficiency for data sessions transmitting over the wireless network, the four companies combined eight separate channels of mmWave spectrum to achieve the multi-gigabit speeds on Motorola’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Eight channel carrier aggregation using mmWave will be widely available on their 5G network sometime this year.
“We’re continuing to expand our 5G Ultra Wideband network, built to enable unique and transformational experiences for our customers,” said Adam Koeppe, Senior Vice President of Technology Planning at Verizon. “We are only beginning to scratch the surface of what 5G can do, demonstrated by this latest milestone. Using 5G carrier aggregation, we are able to achieve unprecedented mobile speeds and bring the massive bandwidth available with mmWave spectrum to life,” said Koeppe.