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US Cellular achieves extended-range 5G data call over mmWave

September 17, 2020

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Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies and U.S. Cellular said they have successfully achieved the first extended range 5G NR millimeter Wave (mmWave) data call in the U.S. on a commercial network.

The extended-range data call was completed in Janesville, Wisconsin, over a more than 5km distance with speeds exceeding 100Mbps. The milestone was achieved by applying extended-range software to commercial Ericsson hardware – including AIR 5121 and Baseband 6630 – and a 5G CPE device powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System with the Qualcomm QTM527 mmWave antenna module.

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