Huawei Claims 2-Gig Speeds in London 5G Trial

Chinese tech company teams with British wireless operator Three UK for test using 100MHz C-Band spectrum
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Chinese tech company Huawei said it has achieved 2 Gbps download speeds during 5G fixed wireless download trials being jointly conducted with British wireless operator Three UK.

Huawei said the trials utilized the 100MHz C-Band spectrum and that speeds actually averaged around 1 Gbps over time.

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With cable operators vested in DOCSIS 3.1-powered HFC networks, the speed boast will undoubtedly raise interest. Verizon has deployed 5G fixed wireless in a number of U.S. markets, but speeds average around 300 Mbps, topping out at just under 1 Gbps.

In the UK, Three recently committed to spending more than $2.5 billion to deliver 5G services.

Network technology vendor Huawei, of course, faces steep hurdles in markets including Australia and the U.S.m which believe its products provide the means for Chinese operatives to conduct espionage.

"Huawei will continue to work with Three UK to bring customers more market-leading commercial applications of 5G," Huawei 5G product line president Yang Chaobin said in a statement.

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