In a post on its website, Nokia announced that it performed a 5G data transmission test in collaboration with T-Mobile USA and Intel at Bellvue, Washington State, USA. The test was performed at the busy downtown corridor of Bellvue, the post stated. It used the 28GHz spectrum using the Nokia 5G commercial AirScale solution and the 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP) from Intel. This was T-Mobile’s first 3GPP standard commercial standard inter vendor 5G network.
Rick Corkey, the head of Nokia in North America said “The path to 5G is paved with tremendous endeavor and innovative milestones such as our achievement with T-Mobile in Bellevue. T-Mobile takes great technological strides in its network evolution and Nokia is proud be a key partner on this journey.”
Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile added “We’re laser focused on building a nationwide 5G network for mobility, one that uses multiple spectrum bands, and launching field trials for mmWave spectrum is an important step forward.”
This is certainly good news for consumers. Especially for consumers in USA as they can start expecting wider availability of 5G network in their country. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a wider global expansion of 5G spectrum and is a sign of things to come in the near future for users around the world.