Combining 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrums has hit a new industry milestone in connection speeds.
Keysight Technologies has just announced at Mobile World Congress 2021 (MWC 21) the first successful 10 Gbps mobile data connection using 5G NR-DC dual connection technology. This is the result of close cooperation between Keysight and Qualcomm.
The first 10 Gbps mobile data connection is based on Keysight’s network emulation platform and SnapdragonX65 5G RF modem system along with Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave Antena antenna module to combine 5G mmWave spectrum. and sub-6GHz. This achievement is the result of a long-term cooperation between the two businesses aimed at accelerating the commercialization of 5G across the device ecosystem. NR-DC technology allows 5G NR devices to simultaneously connect and combine multiple NR base stations, greatly increasing data transmission rates.
“We are thrilled to partner with Qualcomm Technologies to achieve yet another industry first milestone, laying the groundwork for the next phase,” said Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s radio testing division. In the next phase of 5G, consumers and businesses can use wireless broadband connections at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections. The school has entered the second phase of 5G NR deployment, facilitating the construction of advanced mobile communications networks according to the latest 3GPP Release 16 specifications.”
The system demonstrates a 10 Gbps mobile data connection using both FR1 and FR2 (mmWave) frequency bands, allowing 5G user equipment (UE) to exploit broadband and high-level modulation to achieve data transfer rate more than 10 Gbps. The flexible use of spectrum combined with higher data-rate connectivity allows mobile operators to flexibly deploy 5G service in areas experiencing radio frequency congestion where resources are scarce. Bandwidth needs to be managed efficiently to support advanced applications.
“This achievement builds on a recent collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Keysight, conducted in March 2021, in which the solution was to be deployed,” said Francesco Grilli, vice president, product management at Qualcomm Technologies. Keysight’s network simulator used to demonstrate frequency matching in major international frequency combinations in low/medium and high 5G bands in Snapdragon X65-equipped smartphone devices We work together to give users access to high-speed, seamless connectivity on 5G devices.”
Qualcomm Technologies also used Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset, part of Keysight’s suite of network emulation solutions, to establish the first 5G NR data connection under the 3GPP Rel- 16 on the market. This data connectivity creates an ecosystem of connected devices to develop designs that improve the operational efficiency of the transportation, logistics and manufacturing industries, as well as expand the coverage of the transportation industry. base station and provide higher connection speeds for consumers.