One gig per second via Fwa: Italy breaks a new 5G record

One gig per second via Fwa: Italy breaks a new 5G record

Tim, Ericsson and Qualcom set a new world speed record using fixed wireless access technology

(photo: Getty Images) With a Gigabit per second (Gbps) over a distance of 6.5 kilometers from the transmission antenna, a new world speed record has been reached over long distances achieved through 5G technology applied to fixed wireless access (Fwa). This record was established by Tim, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, acting on Tim's live network and broadcasting from the mobile site in Rome thanks to Ericsson's new integrated high-power radio antenna equipped with a Qualcomm chipset.

Non it is the first record broken in Italy. Already in September the connection of the Tim network reached and exceeded the speed of 4 Gbps per second downlink carried out on the 5G network.

This new data has shown that the 5G network on millimeter wave spectrum (mmWave) can be quietly used not only in urban areas, but also to bring ultra-fast connection to areas far away from the broadcast antenna.

Per Narvinger, network manager for Ericsson's product area explains that "extending the reach of the 5G mmWave at 6.5 kilometers, guaranteeing a data rate equal to gigabit per second, demonstrates how mmWave technology can be used in a wide range of use cases, including the implementation of fixed wireless ".

The distance covered by the network while maintaining a high speed will allow users residing in areas not covered by the optical fiber infrastructures to connect to the internet at very high speeds, without the need to pull inter cables rati.

The companies are planning another test with the same solution used to establish this record. This time the pitch will move from Rome to Front nel Canavese, in the province of Turin. The location was chosen because it is a white area not yet reached by connectivity solutions. Subsequently, other industrial districts will be identified where business customers will be able to test the new technology.