Japan's First 5G Trial on the 28 GHz Band Uses Nokia Radio Technology

Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI have conducted a country-first trial simulating future 5G network demands, providing high-speed, one gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28 GHz band.

The trial, conducted between the KDDI Research Building and an apartment approximately 100 meters away, achieved speeds in excess of 1 Gbps using the 28 GHz band, demonstrating how 5G technology can be used inside apartment blocks to meet the demand for wireless ultra-broadband in megacities such as Tokyo, the most densely populated metropolitan area in the world.

The trial took place in Fujimino City of Saitama Prefecture and marks the first in a series of 5G collaborations between Nokia and KDDI following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year to develop technologies for a new, faster generation of wireless communications.

This trial is an important milestone in the development of technology to meet the ever-growing demands of the large populations of megacities. 5G promises to deliver the ultra-low latency, capacity and high speeds for these types of deployment, and this trial is a great example of how it can be applied to transform the entertainment experience as one of the many use cases 5G has to offer.