Telcos Claim First 5G Transmission to Moving Car

Telcos Claim First 5G Transmission to Moving Car

Two major telecoms players are claiming to have made the first successful transmission of a 5G signal to a receiver located inside a moving car.

Verizon, in collaboration with Nokia, claims it successfully transmitted a 3GPP new radio (NR) 5G signal to an in-vehicle receiver at Nokia’s New Jersey office. It also claims the two carriers’ preceding outdoor 5G NR data tests and multi-carrier signal-boosting sessions are “industry firsts”.

The test consisted of data being transmitted from two 5G NR radios located inside the Nokia building to a moving car outside the building fitted out with transmission statistic measurement equipment and a receiver. Verizon vice-president of technology development and planning Bill Stone claims tests like this one “are significant advancements in the development of 5G … by taking these tests out of the lab and into the field, we’re replicating the experience users will ultimately have in a 5G mobility environment”.

Nokia president of mobile networks Marc Rouanne also claimed the exercise demonstrated “the acceleration” of 5G’s “mobile capabilities”.

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