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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

STC and Huawei conduct first indoor 5G trial
STC says it achieved a peak user downlink throughput of 1.3 Gbps

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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