Qualcomm, Casa system and Ericsson achieve the world’s first millimeter wave-based extended-range 5G NR data call
Qualcomm Technologies, Casa System and Ericsson announced that the three parties have successfully completed the world’s first millimeter wave-based extended-range 5G NR data call.
The extended range data call was completed in Victoria, Australia on June 20. It is said to have achieved the longest 3.8 km connection so far, demonstrating the impressive long-range capabilities of millimeter wave technology and its impact on fixed Applicability of wireless access (FWA). This milestone breakthrough will support enhanced fixed broadband services and add more opportunities for the widespread coverage of 5G network infrastructure in urban, suburban and rural environments.
This breakthrough of Qualcomm technology, Casa system and Ericsson provides global operators with excellent coverage and performance, making fixed wireless access a broad broadband option to solve the “last mile”. Network operators will be able to use their existing mobile network assets to provide fixed wireless services, and easily expand their services to new areas ranging from urban to rural areas, while providing 5G data to a wider user base within their coverage. Gigabit speed and ultra-low latency. In addition, this milestone will also expand the popularization and deployment of fixed wireless services CPE to areas hard to reach by traditional broadband, including rural and suburban areas, enabling more users around the world to obtain excellent connections with speeds comparable to optical fibers.
The implementation of the extended range call is to apply extended range software to Ericsson’s hardware, including Air5121 and Baseband 6630, and is based on a 5G CPE terminal equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem radio frequency system equipped with an integrated Qualcomm QTM527 millimeter wave antenna module.