Nokia, Tigo test standalone 5G in Colombia

Nokia, Tigo test standalone 5G in Colombia

Nokia conducted 5G standalone tests in the 3.5GHz band in collaboration with Colombian operator Tigo in the city of Medellin, as the companies prepare for the country’s commercial launch of 5G.

El Espectador reported, the pilot will test the network standard in use cases including: fixed wireless access, robots, connected cars, VR cameras, advanced analytics, health, and smart lighting,

The spectrum was allocated by regulator the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC).

Marcelo Cataldo, Tigo Colombia president said: “We are pleased to work with Nokia on this important pilot test that demonstrates the power of 5G connectivity with highly reliable and secure services to transform industry 4.0 in Colombia".

The operator will also test Nokia’s automated analysis solution, consisting of thermal camera designed to detect potential Covid-19 infections, reported El Espectador. The Finnish vendor will also provide network design, planning, optimization, deployment, and support.

"We are proud to be part of this pilot 5G with Tigo, illustrating the potential of 5G Standalone technology that will allow the allocation of network segments for cases of more demanding use for consumers and Industry 4.0", added Osvaldo Di Campli, Nokia Latin America president.