In what is described as a “tech milestone”, operator Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson have successfully trialled 200MHz mid-band spectrum and achieved a claimed record system throughput of 4.2 Gbps using the latest Ericsson Radio System products.
This, says Ericsson, shows the potential of Ericsson AIR 6449 5G radio to use increased bandwidth in the network for future 5G capacity demands.
The milestone was reached using advanced 5G and 4G data aggregation functionality to boost the data rate per user, where multiple frequency blocks are assigned to the same user. This will enable Ooredoo to offer subscribers higher speeds on their handsets, improving the experience of apps such as streaming and watching 8K videos.
The deployment of new 5G mid-band spectrum will also unlock the potential for subscribers to enjoy other streaming services, remote learning, cloud gaming and AR/VR applications at a new level. In addition, the partners say that this will open up opportunities for service providers to tap new revenue streams and drive efficiencies in areas such as smart cities, healthcare and logistics.
After a successful deployment of Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, which enabled swift deployment and a smooth evolution towards nationwide 5G coverage, Ooredoo is now planning to further improve user experience with higher speeds and capacity services.