Verizon, Samsung, and Qualcomm achieve record 5G mmWave upload speed
This is the fastest 5G upload speed recorded by Verizon, Samsung, and Qualcomm
While multi-gigabit download data speeds have been achieved before, this is the fastest upload speed that the companies have been able to record. 700+ Mbps upload speed is equivalent to uploading a one GB movie in 10 seconds. At that speed, users will be able to upload videos, data, pictures, and more to the cloud, social media apps, or directly with others in crowded venues including a jam-packed stadium or arena.
Koeppe continued by stating that “You will see us continue to expand our mmWave footprint to deliver game changing experiences for the densest parts of our network and for unique enterprise solutions. We had over 17k mmWave cell sites at the end of last year and are on track to add 14k more in 2021, with over 30k sites on air by the end of this year, and we’ll keep building after that.”
The test used mmWave carrier aggregation
Verizon combined 400MHz of its mmWave 5G spectrum with 20MHz of 4G using the latest 5G technologies including mmWave carrier aggregation and Single-User MIMO (SU-MIMO). Also employed in the testing was Samsung’s 28 GHz 5G Compact Macro and virtualized RAN (vRAN) and Core (vCore). And we shouldn’t forget the smartphone form factor device provided by Qualcomm which carried the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System.
Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 5G, Mobile Broadband and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. stated, “Enhancing uplink speeds opens the door to new possibilities with 5G mmWave, in transit hubs, downtown areas, shopping malls and crowded venues, while also powering robust 5G fixed wireless access services in homes and small businesses.”
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