Cobham Wireles will show how service providers can test their networks in preparation for deploying 5G connectivity. This includes testing anticipated 5G downlink throughput of up to 10 Gpbs, which ensures it can perform to the high standards for delivering 5G services.
The system demonstrates how throughput and capacity can be improved across a network, by utilising radio resources from multiple mobile cells simultaneously, Cobham said. Cobham will exhibit the system at Mobile World Congress 2017.
This move to trial superfast 5G mobile networks ‘is a positive step forward that could help accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation mobile technology in the UK’, says Dr Li-Ke Huang, research and technology director at Cobham Wireless.
Cobham Wireless today announced it will demonstrate the industry’s first software-defined 5G user equipment (UE) simulator, based on Verizon’s open 5G standard, which can test downlink throughput of 10Gbps.
Cobham Wireless is also planning to demonstrate 5G testing tools, including what it called the “industry’s first” software-defined 5G user equipment simulator. Cobham said its tool is based on Verizon’s open 5G standard.
Cobham Wireless’ software-defined 5G test UE simulator enables the development of a virtualisable test solution, supporting a Lab-as-a-Service model for 5G testing towards a Virtual-Radio Access Network (V-RAN) architecture.