Verizon Demonstrates Peak Speeds of 4.2 Gbps on its Live 5G Network

Verizon, along with Samsung Electronics Americas, Motorola Mobility, and Qualcomm Technologies, have teamed up to demonstrate 5G peak speeds of 4.2 Gbps on a live 5G network. Using carrier aggregation, a technology that combines multiple channels of spectrum to provide greater efficiency for data sessions transmitting over the wireless network, the four companies combined eight separate channels of mmWave spectrum to achieve the multi-gigabit speeds on Motorola’s upcoming flagship smartphone.

Adam Koeppe, Senior Vice President of Technology Planning at Verizon commented that they are continuing to expand the 5G Ultra Wideband network, built to enable unique and transformational experiences for their customers. They continue to innovate and introduce advanced technologies on their 5G network that will help them reach "never seen before" mobile capabilities and create new and exciting use cases across the consumer and enterprise landscape. Using 5G carrier aggregation, they can achieve unprecedented mobile speeds and bring the massive bandwidth available with mmWave spectrum to life. Eight-channel carrier aggregation using mm-Wave will be widely available on the 5G network in 2020.


The trial, which took place using a commercial network cell site in Texas, aggregated 800 MHz of 28 GHz band spectrum using Samsung Network’s 5G NR 28 GHz Access Unit, which has been commercially deployed by Verizon. Magnus Ojert, Vice President, Networks Division, Samsung Electronics America stated that with industry collaborations like the one they have with Verizon, Samsung continues to advance 5G to its full potential. This latest milestone demonstrates the transformative capability of Samsung’s industry-leading 5G technology coupled with Verizon’s mmWave spectrum to deliver unprecedented performance across Verizon 5G subscribers. This trial also shows the power of the Samsung Networks’ 5G NR 28 GHz Access Unit, the smallest integrated mmWave radio in the market.

Motorola’s upcoming flagship device is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. Glenn Shultz, Vice President of Innovation and Product Development at Motorola Mobility commented that at Motorola, they proudly deliver cutting edge technologies that are both meaningful and innovative to give their customers the very best smartphone experience. 8CC is taking Verizon’s 5G UWB experience to the next level, just like their exciting upcoming flagship device, which reached some of the fastest 5G speeds ever recorded in this test. Powered by the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, this device is a performance powerhouse designed to provide the fastest 5G speeds ever. 

According to Joe Glynn, Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, 5G mmWave technology is set to expand significantly this year and poised to introduce new potential use cases for consumers and businesses through superb connectivity speeds and low latency.


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