Optus today announced a new 5G speed record from Strathpine, Brisbane’s 5G tower, having achieved 10Gbps of throughput. By aggregating 3500Mhz and 28Ghz bands, along with existing 4G bands, Optus offers a glimpse of achievable speeds when mmWave capability becomes available.
“This is a fantastic demonstration of how mmWave spectrum, integrated into existing 5G and 4G sites, has the capability to significantly boost overall site capacity – which will be a gamechanger for our customers,” said Lambo Kanagaratnam, Optus Managing Director Networks.
At the tested site, performance without mmWave enabled reached 3Gbps, so the upcoming technology represents a three-fold increase in total bandwidth.
Increased speeds will ensure that more users are able to connect to networks without limiting performance – this is important as 5G sees wider adoption from consumers with new releases like the 5G-enabled iPhone 12.