Singtel, Ericsson and Qualcomm announce mmWave success

Singtel, Ericsson and Qualcomm announce mmWave success

At MWC 2023 operator Singtel and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm have announced the successful achievement of a maximum upload speed of 1.6Gbps on 5G millimetre wave. Achieving this upload speed is described as an industry first.

By aggregating the 5G mmWaves through four carriers and balancing the upload and download patterns, Singtel says it was able to achieve these speeds on its network using a test device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System. 

Industry applications in areas like manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, entertainment and news production often require higher uplink capacity than that of typical consumer mobile users. With balanced pattern structure configuration, Singtel is able to effectively vary the uplink and downlink throughput and provide a higher uplink ratio for 5G mmWave, thus increasing the uplink peak cell throughput.

The partners describe this achievement as a major boost for enterprises where use cases that require 5G high upload speeds can be enabled in a flexible, reliable, and secure way. 

Mr Tay Yeow Lian, Managing Director (Networks), Consumer Singapore, Singtel, says: “This achievement is significant and timely in supporting enterprises who are increasingly needing faster upload speeds to support the transfer of large volumes of data or process complex applications such as heavy video streaming applications for high-precision quality control and manufacturing operations. Together with our tailored 5G network with mobile edge core solution that ensures high-speed uninterrupted connectivity and massive bandwidth, enterprises can increase their operational efficiency and deliver better services to their customers.”

With the enhanced 5G upload speed and Singtel Paragon, the industry’s first all-in-one 5G and multi-access edge compute business orchestration platform, Singtel says enterprises will be better able to analyse the performance of their devices and network and increase the capability of real-time performance monitoring and feedback.

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