University of Sussex 5G Test Success
First 5G UK indoor test carried out by the University of Sussex and telecom consultancy firm Plum has been a success.
19:31 09 July 2018
Initial testing of 5G carried out by engineers at the University of Sussex and collaborators from telecom consultancy firm Plum has been successful. The test, which measures the indoor coverage of 5G signals, is an important step in establishing the capability and ironing out issues with the next mobile network.
Commenting on the success of the trial, Richard Rudd, director at Plum Consultancy, said: "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.”
Professor Maziar Nekovee, Head of the Department of Engineering and Design at the University of Sussex, said that the next step is “to address 5G technology to support ultra reliable and ultra low-latency connectivity for 'vertical industries', such as automotive and industrial automation.”
He added: "Our research is focusing on these new frontiers of 5G, as well as investigating future deployment by operators, including indoor coverage and spectrum coexistence in newly assigned 5G frequencies in 3.5 Ghz and lower mm-wave bands.”