Siklu Participates in Successful 5G Demonstration with the RAPID Consortium in Poland

Siklu has announced its successful participation in a live 5G Demo in Warsaw, Poland with members from the RAPID 5G consortium. 5G Technology was used to transmit data throughout a shopping mall using the groundbreaking RAPID architecture. The 5G standard, which is planned for 2020, will have a much higher capacity than 4G and will support more simultaneous users on the network with greater reliability.

The RAPID project is an early demonstration of 5G technology and enables high-speed data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps with low latency for many client devices. It is a pioneering research project run by a consortium of European Union and Japanese members developing key technologies needed for the transition to high speed 5G networks.

The test included very high-resolution video transmission - 4K and 8K through 5G antenna modules installed in the facility. The video was received on a moving terminal throughout the mall with on computer with VR goggles. The transmissions were done using Wi-Fi and millimeter wave equipment from Siklu demonstrating 5G technology, commercial 4G technology, and interoperability of these radio access technologies.

5G speeds were achieved via photonics, with DAS systems connected via Corning fiber to indoor radio heads, as well as through beam forming antennas operating over the 60 GHz millimeter wave spectrum. Siklu contributed 60 GHz radios with innovative beam forming antennas, which operated flawlessly and achieved the coverage and speeds targets.

Experts at Siklu were extremely pleased with the results of the RAPID 5G experiment and believe that the Siklu millimeter wave technology can be used to provide 5G speeds today. 

Siklu's 5G fixed wireless access solution, is also being used by operators in the US as a means to extend and leverage their fiber networks with a gigabit speed wireless solution.

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