Together, both Huawei and Sunrise have reached a record download speed of 3.67Gbps by using multiple 5G enabled smartphones in one 5G cell in Zürich. The speed was achieved during a testing that was performed on a C-Band 100MHz bandwidth, which was compatible to 3GPP standards. Earlier, the fastest single user smartphone speed was recorded up to 2Gbps.
Thanks to Huawei, Sunrise is able to provide 5G coverage across 262 Swiss cities and villages. They are now able to access broadband internet, HD-TV and interactive gaming 5G services. Huawei's innovative MU-MIMO technology can significantly increase 5G capacity without any additional requirement of a spectrum or power resource.
Huawei recently unveiled an industry-first fully containerized 5G core network that applies container technology to all network functions. In turn, this makes network deployment more agile and rapid in terms of service rollout. With this, carriers can empower new businesses and operations across industries digitally transforming them. The company also revealed the world's first 5G core network based on microservice-centric architecture, which supports network access ranging from 2G all the way to 5G standalone.
In June, Three UK announced it would launch the country's fastest 5G in 25 cities. Three obtained 140MHz of 5G spectrum, which it claims can offer peak speeds up to twice as fast as any rival network at launch. Vodafone is the company's closest competitor with the 50MHz spectrum.