Deutsche Telekom stated that telecom regulator Bundesnetzagentur offered assist for these 6 GHz exams with a particular license
German provider Deutsche Telekom stated it examined frequencies within the 6 GHz band within the metropolis of Bonn underneath real-world situations.
The telco famous that these are comparatively excessive frequencies, in comparison with present bands, however added that they’re “ideally suited” for cellular communications as a result of they may considerably enhance bandwidth and information speeds for 5G sooner or later.
“Present cellular masts might be merely upgraded with 6 GHz frequencies as a part of routine community modernizations. Whether or not the 6 GHz frequency spectrum might be made prepared for cellular communications from 2025 onwards additionally relies on the choices made on the World Radiocommunication Convention in November 2023 that may outline the regulatory framework for this. The exams are subsequently an essential decision-making foundation for cellular communications specialists from around the globe,” the telco stated in an announcement.
The nation’s telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur offered assist for these exams with a particular check license for Deutsche Telekom.
For the check, a cellular station on the roof of Deutsche Telekom’s headquarters in Bonn was geared up with a 6 GHz antenna. As no smartphones are at present in a position to course of these frequencies, a particular pc was configured as an finish machine for the velocity exams.
“Three eventualities have been examined: frequency efficiency at a distance of 100 meters, at a distance of a number of hundred meters, and – lastly – within the constructing,” the operator stated. “The perfect outcomes have been achieved in shut proximity to the antenna. Speeds of 1 gigabit and above have been measured in all three variations of the exams. If the frequencies are mixed with the earlier 5G frequencies at 3.6 GHz, transmission speeds of over 2 gigabits are doable on 5G.”
“As these websites will likely be nearly totally linked utilizing optical fibers within the coming years, the 6 GHz frequencies might develop into out there for cellular communications. Community operators have beforehand used cellular spectrum starting from 700 MHz to three.6 GHz for the 2G, 4G, and 5G cellular communications applied sciences,” the telco added.
“The data gained from this mission will help us in making the best choice for the upcoming convention in 2023 and likewise past with regard to the provision of broadband providers to Germany,” stated Alexander Kühn, head of the worldwide spectrum affairs division on the Bundesnetzagentur.
In June, Deutsche Telekom introduced it was for the primary time utilizing spectrum within the 700 MHz vary to offer 5G service. The European operator stated that using the 700 MHz band enhance cellular communications protection in rural areas throughout Germany.
With this new addition, the telco is now providing 5G providers by way of three completely different frequencies. Along with the 700 MHz frequency, there are two different radio bands: 2.1 GHz and three.6 GHz.
The telco kicked off the rollout of its 5G community in a restricted variety of cities throughout Germany at the start of July 2019.