Nokia Tests Verizon 5G

Dan Jones
2/13/2017
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Nokia said Monday that it has undertaken the first live test of Verizon's "pre-standard" 5G specification.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) said that it used its AirScale platform, along with a trial device from Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), for the test. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) introduced its 5GTF (Verizon 5G Technology Forum) draft specification in July last year.

"End users will experience gigabits-per-second throughputs and single-millisecond latencies," Verizon claims on its 5GTF page.


For all the latest news on 5G, visit the 5G site here on Light Reading.


Verizon is aiming to start its 5G deployments with a "fiber-like" fixed wireless service. The operator has so far said that this will have 1 Gbit/s speeds as its baseline. It is hoping to launch commercial services in 2018.

Verizon is expecting to start fixed 5G field trials this year.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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