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By Juan Pedro Tomás on SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

The Spanish telco said that the 5G trial hit a top speed of 17 Gbps

Spanish operator Orange and Ericsson have conducted a 5G trial in real-world, outdoor surroundings in Spain, according to local press reports.

During the 5G trial, the two companies said they have reached speeds of 12 Gbps to 17 Gbps at street level.

The trial was conducted outside Ericsson’s Spanish headquarters in downtown Madrid, with the companies using a 5G base station weighing 300 kilograms as well as multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) and beamforming technology to simulate customer experience at street level. 

The participating companies also said that average speeds were 15 Gbps while latency was reduced to less than 1 millisecond, compared to 20 milliseconds for 4G and 800 milliseconds for 3G.

In order to carry out this 5G test, the Spanish government granted temporary permission for the companies to use an 800 megahertz in the 28 GHz band.

Last week, Orange Spain said it successfully completed its first end-to-end data session using LTE-M technology, transferring Internet of Things (IoT) data over its commercial network in a trial conducted at its Madrid headquarters. 

Orange teamed up with Ericsson, using the vendor’s virtualized packet mobile radio network, and Spanish firm Telnet, which provided the IoT solution for the demonstration, which involved commercial devices.

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