Qualcomm performed two 5G tests, in Frankfurt and San Francisco and has last week that its upcoming 5G-enabled chipset will be built on Samsung’s 7nm node. At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm presented the real-world potential of 5G by sharing findings of extensive network simulations it has conducted over the past several months. Qualcomm’s Simulated 5G Tests Show a 20x Increase in Download Speeds over 4G.
No doubt these tests will give the world a better, more realistic idea of how fast 5G will be. According to Verge Qualcomm’s tests modeled real-world conditions in Frankfurt and San Fransisco, based on the location of existing cell sites and spectrum allocations in the two cities. The simulations factor in conditions like geography, different user demands on the network, a wide spectrum of devices with various levels of LTE and 5G connectivity for different speeds in order to accurately give an idea of what to expect when these networks launch.
Qualcomm’s Simulated 5G Tests Show a 20x Increase in Download Speeds over 4G
The aims of simulations are only to show the kind of 5G NR (New Radio) networks that could easily exist next year.
The Frankfurt simulation modeled a Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G NR network “operating on 100 MHz of 3.5GHz spectrum, with an underlying Gigabit LTE network operating across 5 LTE spectrum bands.” The San Francisco test, modeled a hypothetical NSA 5G NR network “operating in 800 MHz of 28 GHz mmWave spectrum, with an underlying Gigabit LTE network operating across 4 licensed LTE spectrum bands plus License Assisted Access (LAA) bands.”