University of Sussex 5G Speed Testing
A 5G test conducted by the University of Sussex and a telecom consultancy firm shows that 100 times faster speeds is coming really soon.
21:53 07 July 2018
5G tests conducted by the University of Sussex in collaboration with Plum have successfully delivered broadband speeds that are 100 times faster. The tests involved 5G signals travelling indoors that are among the first of their kind and were carried out using spectrum in the 3.5Ghz band. While speeds outside the lab conditions may not be as fast in real-life setting, they are likely to be at least 20 times faster than 4G.
Richard Rudd, director at Plum Consultancy, said: "Customers rightly will want assurances about the effectiveness of 5G in a real-life setting and the University of Sussex provides an excellent setting for such a test. The recent tests provided data which is allowing us to model the complicated ways in which the signals interact with buildings and trees, so that indoor signal coverage can be predicted with more confidence.”
5G, which is the next generation mobile network, could power Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology, which would allow a single mobile base station to provide broadband to numerous homes and deliver peak data rates of up to 1Gbps.