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Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm build on previous 5G record, achieve 5 Gbps download speed

January 21, 2021

Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies achieved a new 5G maximum download speed record on a commercial network for a single user. Performed the 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast in Australia, the 5G New Radio data call reached a download speed of 5 Gbps, exceeding a previous 4.2 Gbps maximum download speed capability the group achieved in September 2020.

“We’re pleased to have yet again increased our existing network peak speed record as we deploy 5G and ready ourselves for this year’s upcoming mmWave spectrum auction,” commented Telstra Group Executive Networks & IT Nikos Katinakis.

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