Hutchison 3 and Nokia complete Indonesia's first 5G network trial

5G is the future of high-speed connectivity, a platform that will not only improve speed of current mobile networks but also develop networks that could incorporate vast variety of services and devices while further offering businesses with better performance, cost saving and efficiency.
With country's worldwide focusing on developing their own high-speed network infrastructure to establish a secure and reliable platform for communication and data sharing, 5G connectivity will play an integral role in fulfilling this requirement.
Some significant strides were made in Indonesia recently when telecom giant Nokia Corp. and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) revealed that they had finalized their first trial for 5G end-to-end live network in the country.
According to sources, the trial was tested on Nokia's network on millimeter wave frequencies which showed 3ID network's capability to run end-to-end 5G deployment. Numerous tests were performed on the 28 GHz spectrum which successfully attained up to 1.62 Gbps of data download speed with a mere latency of 11ms, while the upload speeds went up to 75.9 Mbps. Besides, the test also involved a voice call test, demonstrating 5G's basic telephony services.
KP Goh, Head of Indonesia, Nokia, claims that the completion of 5G end-to-end pilot in Indonesia marks as a significant landmark for the company and the nation, as it would change the landscape for all the businesses, industries as well as student experience.
Moreover, with the company's 5G technology, the country is all set to support 5G deployment that will further benefit the Indonesian students by offering them faster connections at a lower latency, said Goh.
However, for India, things aren't going on the right track. With the spectrum demand of ISRO and the proposed conditions of delivering mobile services in 26 gigahertz band by the telecom ministry might hamper the deployment of 5G services in the country.
Sources cite that The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has acknowledged ISRO's demand to use a 26 GHz band for the development of satellite service. However, the proposal is still due for consideration by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), which is concerned about the 5G service interfering with satellite operations.
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