KDDI completes high-speed 5G mobility test

KDDI and Samsung Electronics has announced the completion of 5G mobility tests which demonstrate the viability and performance of 5G millimeter wave mobility solutions at speeds over 190 km per hour.

In addition, KDDI and Samsung also demonstrated a successful handover scenario, with Samsung’s 5G device attaching to the 5G base station as it approached the service area, and successfully handed over to the target cell at a speed of 192 km per hour.

The successful results highlight the potential and capability of 5G to support a wide variety of future service scenarios.

The demonstration, which took place at ‘Everland SPEEDWAY’ in Korea, involved a battery of individual tests to examine the performance of Samsung’s end-to-end 5G mmWave technology. The test measured and evaluated a variety of metrics, including handover interruption time, uplink and downlink throughput stability and latency stability.

Woojune Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Next Generation Strategy in Networks Business, Samsung Electronics said, “Until now, peak bandwidth has been the common refrain, and certainly a big component of the future of 5G. However, the test we conducted with KDDI will help us build a more diverse portfolio of future 5G use cases.”

Akira Matsunaga, Senior Director, Mobile Network Technical Development, KDDI said, “We will continue our joint efforts with Samsung to test next generation technology to unprecedented levels and discover new service cases.”

One of the most exciting prospects of 5G technology is the potential for new and highly specialized service scenarios that go beyond traditional smart device connectivity. 5G’s ability to deliver on this promise is directly tied to its ability to meet the unique performance needs of a wide number of increasingly-connected industries, from Smart City IoT to Connected Cars and more.


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