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Shaw Communications, Nokia complete 5G trial in Calgary

May 23, 2018

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5G trial used 28GHz millimeter wave and 3.5GHz spectrum, Shaw said

Canadian carrier Shaw Communications has completed its first 5G technical trials in Calgary, in partnership with Finnish vendor Nokia.

Other technical partners in this 5G trial were Rohde & Schwarz and CableLabs. The 5G trial used 28 GHz millimeter wave spectrum and 3.5 GHz spectrum.

The 5G trials were conducted using pre-commercial equipment at Shaw’s Barlow Campus Technology Centre in Calgary. As part of this trial, Shaw also conducted comparative testing between 28 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum to better understand the interoperability between two of the bands.

Rohde & Schwarz measured 5G and LTE signals in parallel with its scanner-based backpack prototype solution at 28 GHz and 3.5 GHz to assess coverage for both technologies.

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