At UTS (University of Sydney) in a public lab, Vodafone Australia has demonstrated a whopping 5Gbps speed in partnership with network technology giant Nokia and the University itself. Nokia and Vodafone have recorded a 4.84Gbps of combined speed of downloads and uploads with a 2.8-millisecond latency in what the companies called the first public demonstration of 5G capabilities in Australia. They have used an 8×8 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) and 64 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technologies to get this result. With 200MHz cell bandwidth Inaki Berroeta the CEO of Vodafone Australia announced this trial in August and was conducted across the 4.5 GHz spectrum band.
Head of Wireless Strategy at Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), Jeff Owen called the 5G a technology enabler and it will be closely concomitant with several flattering technologies enabling what the Nokia Oceania head Ray Owen branded “extreme broadband”. Jeff said in a statement that four different kinds of technologies would be accompanied with the 5G i.e. Mobile Edge Computing, Network Slicing, Cloud Computing and Network Function Virtualization.
He added that the 5G marked a move to the software network from the conventional hardware defined network. The equipment in the mobile phone towers will become centralized and in many ways become collocated to the core equipment while the core of the network will be decentralized.