Türk Telekom, working with Huawei, reports that it has achieved a single-user 5G smartphone speed above 2.92 Gbps, breaking the world record.
“We combined two 5G carriers and established a new world record by reaching speeds of above 2.92 Gbps in our live 5G test network,” said Yusff Kirac, Turk Telekom’s CTO.
He added, “We are also the first operator to experiment with the 5G New Radio Carrier Aggregation Technology (C-Band NR Carrier Aggregation), which doubles the 5G link speed.”
Türk Telekom and Huawei created a live 5G test network in compliance with international 3GPP standards at Ümraniye Teknopark Mobile Network Test Center. The trial used a Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone with Türk Telekom’s 5G-compatible SIM card.
“We have reached unprecedented speeds thanks to this technology, which provides many benefits for users and operators,” said Kirac. “The high speed and large capacity targets promised by 5G technology have been achieved.”
Simon Pei, Deputy Country General Manager of Huawei Turkey, commented, "Based on C-band 200MHz IBW and 2CC Carrier Aggregation technologies, which only Huawei products can support, the test was performed in Türk Telekom’s test network with Huawei 5G commercial network equipment.
Huawei and Türk Telekom used innovative pure 5G NR Carrier Aggregation technology which [allows substantially] higher data speeds, increased capacity and wider spectrum."