Ericsson and Deutsche Telecom achieve wireless backhaul speeds of 40Gbps

Ericsson and Deutsche Telecom achieve wireless backhaul speeds of 40Gbps

Ericsson has achieved a data transfer rate of 40 Gbps. The company did this during a trial with a millimetre wave (mmWave) of wireless backhaul, in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom. That’s what ZDNet reports.

The test took place at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens. The test was used to demonstrate that “wireless backhaul connections offer an enhanced user experience in the 5G century,” says Ericsson.

The latency was under 100 microseconds, the company says. This means that it fits within the latency requirements for 5G networks. The test contained a hop distance of 1.4 kilometres. Ericsson’s Mini-Link 6352 and Router 6000 were used.

“While fiber is an important part of our portfolio, it is not the only option for backhaul. Together with our partners, we have shown that fibre-optic performance is also possible with wireless backhaul/X-Haul solutions,” says Alex Jinsung Choi, SVP of Strategy and Technology Innovation at Deutsche Telekom. “This provides a significant expansion of our portfolio of high-capacity, high-performance transport options for 5G time.”

Per Narvinger, Ericsson’s head of Product Area Networks, states that the trial also shows that “higher-capacity microwave backhaul will become an important part of enabling high quality mobile broadband services as 5G becomes a commercial reality”.

Improve network

Deutsche Telekom is upgrading its network before 5G arrives. In December 2017, it entered into a five-year partnership with Ericsson to build the foundation of its mobile network, as part of “an important step towards 5G”.

With the cooperation Ericsson delivers its multi-standard radio access network (RAN), using its Baseband 6630 and radios for one of Deutsche Telekom’s two market areas in Germany. In addition, the company provides hardware and software solutions and support.

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