Istanbul, Turkey, November 4, 2019] Türk Telekom working with Huawei in a live 5G test network has achieved a single user 5G smartphone speed above 2.92 Gbps, breaking the world record in this field. At the same time, Türk Telekom was also the world’s first operator to test 5G New Radio Carrier Integration Technology (C-Band NR Carrier Aggregation) with the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone.
“We combined two 5G carriers and established a new world record by reaching speeds of above 2.92 Gbps in our live 5G test network,” said Yusuf Kıraç, Türk Telekom’s CTO. “We are also the first operator to experiment with the 5G New Radio Carrier Aggregation Technology (C-Band NR Carrier Aggregation), which doubles the 5G link speed. Türk Telekom will continue to lead the development of all new generation technologies that our country needs in the future, as we do today.”
Türk Telekom and Huawei achieves 2.92Gbps for single user 5G smartphone on Istanbul 5G test network
Türk Telekom and Huawei established a live 5G test network in compliance with international 3GPP standards at Ümraniye Teknopark Mobile Network Test Center. As a result of the trial, 5G’s highest speed to date has been reached with the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone, using Türk Telekom’s 5G compatible SIM card.
“We have reached unprecedented speeds thanks to this technology, which provides many benefits for users and operators,” said Kirac. “The high speed and large capacity targets promised by 5G technology have been achieved.”
Simon Pei, Deputy Country General Manager of Huawei Turkey, said: "In today's test, what we have achieved is not only a record in Turkey but also a world record for 5G speed. Based on C-band 200MHz IBW and 2CC Carrier Aggregation technologies which only Huawei products can support, the test was performed in Türk Telekom’s test network with Huawei 5G commercial network equipment. Huawei and Türk Telekom used innovative pure 5G NR Carrier Aggregation technology which substantially allows higher data speeds, increased capacity and wider spectrum. Huawei will continue to work with Türk Telekom to bring customers more market-leading commercial 5G applications in the future and support the digitalization of Turkey."