STC and Huawei conduct first indoor 5G trial

STC says it achieved a peak user downlink throughput of 1.3 Gbps

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STC and Huawei conduct first indoor 5G trial STC says it achieved a peak user downlink throughput of 1.3 Gbps (iStock)
By  Sam Bridge Published  March 5, 2019

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei jointly announced on Tuesday the first trial of indoor 5G @3.5GHz in the Middle East and North Africa, the second such test in the world.

STC said through the 5G indoor solution, it will provide its customers with a faster and better user experience, and ensure that they enjoy the latest services, from 4K/8K video streaming to AR/VR video game applications.

The indoor 5G trial includes verification of 5G technologies and air interface DL peak throughput, it added in a statement.

During the testing in Dammam, STC said it used 100MHz in the 3.5GHz band on the 5G network, and achieved a peak user downlink throughput of 1.3 Gbps.

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