UAE telco du strikes nearer to 5G-Superior with new trial


du has additionally deployed extreme-large antenna arrays (ELAA) expertise, which has resulted in roughly a 30% enhancement in consumer expertise

United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco du introduced the deployment of a large-scale three service aggregation (CA) in TDD Huge MIMO base station, delivering a peak information fee of over 5 Gbps as a part of its efforts in the direction of the implementation of 5G-Superior expertise within the UAE.

The Arab telco had beforehand accomplished 5G two-carrier aggregation in TDD Huge MIMO throughout its total community in 2022, offering its subscribers with a peak information fee of three.6 Gbps. This resulted in du’s 5G community witnessing site visitors exceeding 60% of the general cell site visitors by October 2023, carrying extra site visitors than the mixed 4G and 3G site visitors.

Moreover, du has additionally deployed extremely-large antenna arrays (ELAA) expertise, which it says has resulted in roughly a 30% enhancement in consumer expertise and an approximate 30% discount in energy consumption.

“Via the implementation of TDD large-bandwidth three service aggregation, we’re taking a stride in the direction of guaranteeing an unparalleled 5G consumer expertise, marking the preliminary section of our journey in the direction of 5G-Superior business deployment,” du stated.

In December 2023, Finnish vendor Nokia and du introduced the conclusion of what it claimed to be UAE’s first 5G-Superior 5G Lowered Functionality (RedCap) trial over a business community.

The companions stated that this latest trial showcased the readiness of du’s 5G community for modern use instances in areas such because the Web of Issues (IoT), wearables and Trade 4.0 to handle 5G monetization challenges.

RedCap, typically known as NR Mild, is a diminished set of 5G capabilities supposed for units like wearables and low-cost hotspots which have low battery consumption, decrease prices and decrease bandwidth necessities. Launched with 3GPP Launch 17, 5G RedCap is designed for units at the moment served by LTE CAT-4 however offers equal or higher in efficiency with as much as 150 Mbps theoretical most downlink throughput. This expertise helps scale back the complexity, price and dimension of 5G units.

Nokia and du trialed MediaTek’s T300 sequence RedCap take a look at tools within the service’s 5G Standalone (SA) radio entry community (RAN) constructed with Nokia’s AirScale radio merchandise, leveraging current mid-band spectrum.

The 2 firms additionally famous that following this trial, they might lengthen RedCap over low-band frequencies with the purpose of guaranteeing a excessive stage of protection and connectivity.


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