Nokia Networks and NI will be demonstrating a 10Gbps peak rate system over the air at 73GHz (mmWave) at the Brooklyn 5G Summit, thereby showcasing a potential 5G functionality. The demonstration is part of the Brooklyn 5G Summit, which is being jointly organised by Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS Research Center at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York (8-10 April).
The invitation-only summit brings together wireless and mobile industry research and development leaders in academia, business and government to explore the future of 5G wireless technology. Special focus this year is on spectrum assets above 6GHz, progress in channel modelling at these higher frequencies, and massive MIMO systems for 5G.
The use of new spectrum bands is one of the key ingredients in future 5G networks, enabling the delivery of 'virtually zero' latency to support such applications as tactile Internet, connected cars and augmented reality. The 10Gbps peak rate is one of several highlighted demonstrations to show progress on these topics.
The industry has widely adopted Nokia's view that 5G will be about people and things with three categories of use cases: massive broadband that delivers gigabytes of bandwidth on demand; critical machine-type communication that allows for immediate, synchronous eye-hand feedback enabling remote control over robots; and massive machine-type communication that connects billions of sensors and machines.
10Gbps demonstration details
This extremely fast broadband speed will offer users enough capacity wherever they go to perform every function they desire without a drop in speed or connection, no matter how many people are connected at the same time.
For example, users will have the ability to download a full-length HD movie to their phone in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. Also, video chats will be so immersive that users will feel like they can reach out and touch the other person right through the screen.
8K quality films in 3D will be available to view, which is 16 times the pixel count of full HD.
The 10Gbps system being demonstrated uses 2x2 MIMO using single carrier Null Cyclic Prefix modulation and frame size of 100 micro seconds to achieve low latency and impressive peak rates.
The 10Gbps peak rate is one of the ways to meet 5G requirements. Nokia Networks will also feature two additional demonstrations of critical components. These include:
• A high bandwidth system at new spectrum bands.
• A demonstration of how massive MIMO and beam steering can be achieved with phased array technology, using a large number of antenna elements.
Nokia Networks' use of the 3.5GHz frequency band, currently the highest cellular band in use, will demonstrate beamforming with the Mitsubishi Electric 3.5GHz Active Antenna connected to the Nokia Flexi Base station as a transmitter.
Lauri Oksanen, VP of Research and Technology at Nokia Networks, said: "At Nokia we strive to expand the human potential of the connected world. 5G mobile network speeds as high as 10Gbps and with extremely low latency are a driving force for massive mobile broadband and totally new applications in the future Programmable World.
“We're excited to showcase these achievements with our partners. Our progress, coupled with the joint organization of the Brooklyn 5G Summit, underscores our commitment to be a leader in 5G."
Dr. James Truchard, president and CEO of NI, said: "We are excited to collaborate with companies like Nokia as they define 5G. Our software-defined platform based on LabVIEW and PXI is ideal for researching and prototyping cutting-edge technology such as achieving 10 Gbps data rates in the mmWave spectrum."
In partnership with IEEE Communications Society, the event will be live streamed and recorded. The live stream is available via this link and is free of charge for IEEE members only.