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

September 17, 2020


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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