Nokia partners with Ooredoo to bring 5G 1GBPS speeds to mobile phones
Nokia partnered with telecom service provider Ooredoo Qatar to demonstrate 1GBPS speeds for 5G.
Nokia has already made waves with its return back into the mobile phone market, especially in India. Now the company could beat other smartphone companies by offering 5G enabled devices.
Nokia on Wednesday partnered with telecom service provider Ooredoo Qatar have tested and achieved speeds of up to 1 GBPS using Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale radio platform. It makes use of 4.5G Pro technology using Nokia's three-carrier aggregation technique, 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and 4x4 Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO), it said in a release.
This demonstration which was conducted in Ooredoo's headquarters in Doha is a milestone when it comes to the commercial launch of the 1 GBPS speed for capable devices.
Applying the key techniques of multi-band carrier aggregation, higher order modulation and higher MIMO, Nokia has enabled Ooredoo to maximize user data rates and network capacity on its existing base station sites and spectrum allocations.
This could mean that Nokia could possibly do the same with telecom operators in the near future. While 4G has just about started in India, it could get a boost if 5G enters into India and the first step would be if the technology platforms are introduced here. It could also mean 1GBPS speeds on your smartphones.
Nokia has been innovating to achieve higher and higher speeds, announcing 4.5G Pro and 4.9G in September as part of a technology path to 5G, enabling leading operators such as Ooredoo Qatar to take advantage of major increases in speed and capacity where and when they need it using these technologies.