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26 Jun 2017

Canadian operator Telus and Chinese technology partner Huawei have claimed a ‘significant breakthrough’ with a successful 5G pilot of live point-to-multipoint (P2MP) connections over commercial central office and transport network infrastructure using equipment based on 3GPP 5G foundational technologies, utilising 28GHz band frequencies.

A press release said that the pilot showcased the potential for 5G technology to deliver wireless-to-the-premises (WTTx) connectivity with the latency, speed and reliability necessary to power the smart homes and businesses of the future.

The pilot is part of Telus and Huawei’s ‘5G Living Lab’ in Vancouver, where the partners have been trialling next-generation technologies since 2015 in a real-world setting (last year achieving 30Gbps wireless access speeds in a controlled environment, and also successfully deploying a Heterogeneous Network [HetNet] in downtown Vancouver).

https://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2017/06/26/telus-huawei-hail-successful-5g-wireless-to-the-premises-pilot/

 


 

Telus, Huawei conduct 5G pilot using 3GPP tech

Monday 26 June 2017

Telus and Huawei completed a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform.

Besides demonstrating the improved wireless speeds  5G technology brings, the pilot also showcases the potential for 5G technology to deliver Wireless-to-the-Premise (WTTx) connectivity with speeds and reliability necessary to power the smart homes and businesses of tomorrow.

The pilot network was set up to reflect a real-world point-to-multi-point connection over commercial central office equipment and transport networks. The network leveraged equipment based on 3GPP 5G foundational technologies over a 28 GHz connection, although the 5G standards body will not be finalised until early 2018.

In October 2016, Telus and Huawei conducted 5G speed tests of pre-5G equipment during which speeds of 29.3 Gbps were achieved. The speed tests took place at Telus and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where the companies have been trialling new technologies since late 2015 in a live, real-world setting.

 


TELUS and Huawei Complete Successful 5G Wireless Pilot

by    on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 11:11am PDT

TELUS has announced today along with its partner Huawei, they have successful completed their 5G wireless pilot using the global 3GPP 5G technology standards platform.

The wireless carrier calls this “one of the most advanced connections yet made using technologies that will form the standard for global 5G.”

With the future advent of 5G wireless technology, consumers will see speeds up to 200 times faster than LTE networks, explains Telus. But this new technology also offers up the opportunity to deliver Wireless-to-the-Premise (WTTx) connectivity, allowing smart homes and businesses get 5G access.

As for how the 5G pilot was setup? It was a “real-world point-to-multi-point connection over commercial central office equipment and transport networks,” with equipment used based on 3GPP 5G over a 28Ghz connection; worldwide 5G standards are yet to be finalized, slated for early 2018. The tests were completed in Vancouver at the TELUS and Huawei 5G Living Lab.

Eros Spadotto, Executive Vice-president of Technology Strategy, TELUS, said in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada, “We are extremely proud that Canadian-led talent and expertise is at the forefront of global 5G research and technology deployment. This is an incredibly rewarding accomplishment for our joint TELUS and Huawei teams who have worked hard to bring truly state-of-the-art technologies to life.”

Last October, TELUS 5G trials achieved speeds up to 29.3 Gbps. The 5G Living Lab also deployed a heterogeneous network (HetNet) in Vancouver—which offers better coverage in crowded areas thanks to combining various technolgoies—along with a Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN), which allows companies to manage multiple cell cites from a centralized location.

Next Wednesday, TELUS will demonstrate the impact that 5G will have on businesses and homes around the world, explains a company spokesperson. The media event at the company’s headquarters in Burnaby, will showcase a live public trial of 5G, plus also detail connected home devices and an interactive VR demo.

The timeline for 5G wireless networks to become available commercially is in early 2020, but TELUS says its customers in Vancouver will have early access to these technologies thanks to the home base of the 5G Living Lab.

 http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/carriers/telus/telus-5g-wireless-pilot/

 


 

Telus and Huawei successfully pilot 5G wireless

23 June 2017   by  Natalie Bannerman

Telus and Huawei say have successfully completed trials of 5G wireless technology using the global 3GPP standards platform.

The pilot resulted in what Huawei says were dramatically faster wireless speeds: up to 200 times faster than current LTE networks. But the company says it also shows the potential for 5G technology to deliver wireless-to-the-premises connectivity as it has the speeds and reliability necessary to power the smart homes and businesses of the future.

The network used equipment based on 3GPP 5G foundational technologies over a 28GHz connection.

“This is an incredibly rewarding accomplishment for our joint Telus and Huawei teams who have worked hard to bring truly state-of-the-art technologies to life,” said Eros Spadotto, executive vice president of technology strategy.

“This achievement is an important step forward in aligning our research efforts in 3GPP 5G standards with the practical application for building and deploying 3GPP unified 5G networks around the world” said Wen Tong, Huawei fellow, and chief technology officer of Huawei Wireless at the Canada Research Centre in Ottawa.

The successful pilot is part of Telus and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver. Designed in a real-world setting, both companies have been trialling 5G technologies since 2015. In 2016 it achieved lightening fast speeds of 30 Gbps in a controlled environment and successfully deployed a heterogeneous network in central Vancouver. This latest success demonstrates a real-world point-to-multi-point connection with the low latency and reliability required to power the next generation of home services.

Spadotta added: “These advancements will help Telus drive industry partnerships, develop yet-to-be-invented 5G applications and advance the 5G ecosystem with the ultimate goal of enabling future capabilities that will dramatically improve the lives of Canadians in our ever-changing digital society.”

“For the past several years, our Canadian team has played a key global leadership role in 5G. To achieve this successful trial in Canada with a Canadian partner is a powerful reflection on Canada’s 5G innovation capabilities,” said Tong.

Though 5G wireless technology becomes commercially available in 2020, thanks to the 5G Living Lab, Telus customers in Vancouver will have early access to this cutting edge technology.

Topics: TelusHuaweiCanadaLTEChinaVancouver5GEros Spadotto3GPP3GPP 5G

http://www.capacitymedia.com/article/3727489/Telus-and-Huawei-successfully-pilot-5G-wireless

 


 

Successful 5G pilot places Canada at the forefront of global wireless innovation

23/6/2017 7:00:09 AM

Huawei and TELUS deploy live 3GPP-oriented network at the “5G Living Lab”

 

Vancouver – TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications company, and Huawei, one of the world’s largest information and communications technology companies, achieved a significant breakthrough with the successful completion of a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform. As operators and vendors race towards the global deployment of 5G, this successful pilot represents one of the most advanced connections yet made using technologies that will form the standard for global 5G.

 

The successful pilot not only demonstrates the dramatically faster wireless speeds customers will enjoy as 5G technology becomes mainstream over the next three years (which will be up to 200 times faster than current LTE networks), but it also showcases the potential for 5G technology to deliver Wireless-to-the-Premise (WTTx) connectivity with speeds and reliability necessary to power the smart homes and businesses of tomorrow.

 

The pilot network was set up to reflect a real-world point-to-multi-point connection over commercial central office equipment and transport networks. The network leveraged equipment based on 3GPP 5G foundational technologies over a 28 GHz connection, although the 5G standards body will not be finalized until early 2018.

 

“We are extremely proud that Canadian-led talent and expertise is at the forefront of global 5G research and technology deployment. This is an incredibly rewarding accomplishment for our joint TELUS and Huawei teams who have worked hard to bring truly state-of-the-art technologies to life,” said Eros Spadotto, Executive Vice-president of Technology Strategy. “These advancements will help TELUS drive industry partnerships, develop yet-to-be-invented 5G applications and advance the 5G ecosystem with the ultimate goal of enabling future capabilities that will dramatically improve the lives of Canadians in our ever-changing digital society.”

The pilot is part of TELUS and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where both companies have been trialling next-generation technologies since 2015, in a live real-world setting. The Living Lab is playing an important role in advancing global 5G development by making a number of significant technological breakthroughs. Last year it achieved blazing-fast speeds of 30 Gbps in a controlled environment and

successfully deployed a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) in Downtown Vancouver.

This latest achievement demonstrates a real-world point-to-multi-point connection with the low latency and reliability needed to power the next generation of home services.

These ground-breaking trials are laying the foundation for 5G, which will enable the likes of driverless cars; smart cities; new innovations in healthcare; as well as yet-to-be-imagined applications, devices and services powered by astonishingly fast and reliable wireless connections.

“This achievement is an important step forward in aligning our research efforts in 3GPP 5G standard with the practical application for building and deploying 3GPP unified 5G networks around the world” said Dr. Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow, and CTO Huawei Wireless based at the Canada Research Centre in Ottawa. “For the past several years, our Canadian team has played a key global leadership role in 5G. To achieve this successful trial in Canada with a Canadian partner is a powerful reflection on Canada’s 5G innovation capabilities.”

5G wireless technology is expected to become commercially available beginning in 2020, however, TELUS customers living in the Vancouver area will have early access to some of the most cutting-edge wireless technologies in the world thanks to advancements made at the 5G Living Lab.

 

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei’s 178,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing advanced communications technologies to operators, enterprises and consumers around the world. Huawei’s innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries. Founded in 1987, Huawei is fully owned by its employees, and has been recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

For more information, please visit Huawei online: huawei.ca

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million subscriber connections, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1 million days of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS’ 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. TELUS has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 16 years, a feat unequalled by any other North American telecommunications company. As detailed in our TELUS Sustainability Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for us all.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

Ryan Bazeley
TELUS Media Relations

604.230.3268

ryan.bazeley@telus.com

 

Scott Bradley

VP Corporate Affairs

Huawei Canada

613.558-5333

scott.bradley@huawei.com

https://about.telus.com/community/english/news_centre/news_releases/blog/2017/06/23/successful-5g-pilot-places-canada-at-the-forefront-of-global-wireless-innovation

 

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Telus tests 5G at their Burnaby Office (photos from MobileSyrup)  This array is pointed at the other one on the Telus rooftop, shown in the reflection in the window.

Telus expects its 5G development to ramp up by the second half of 2019-2020 fiscal year

By  Rose Behar

FEB 8, 2018

Telus CEO and president Darren Entwistle fielded questions on his company’s plans for 5G at length during the company’s most recent earnings call. Entwistle said developments are already taking place in terms of preparation but that activity will be heightened by the second half of the 2019-2020 fiscal year. He further noted that the carrier plans to deploy all manner of spectrum in support of the new wireless generation, from 600MHz spectrum to 3.5GHz to mmWave spectrum. The CEO also noted he was excited about the “synergistic nature” of the fibre and 5G combination.

“For me, it really made the economics work,” he said. “Now we’re going to get great scope economies across wireline and wireless.” He added that Telus investment in fibre will aid not just with 5G, but also LTE, which is maturing towards gigabit-per-second speeds that will bridge the gap between 4G and 5G. “Whether it’s LTE or 5G, you still need to have fibre deployed deep deep into your access network,” said Entwistle. “I couldn’t picture us being better positioned in that regard.” Entwistle believes Telus’ investment in 5G will pay off, stating: “If you’ve got the fastest speeds and the best coverage and lead the way on realiability, if you can nail that up, I think it’s going to make a difference.” He says it’ll drive value for the company both through greater usage and therefore higher average revenue per user (ARPU) and by drawing new customers to the network. Bell and Rogers’ respective CEOs did not speak at length on 5G plans during their most recent quarterly financial calls. Telus’ recent 5G trials have been in partnership with telecom infrastructure company (and handset manufacturer) Huawei. In July 2017, Telus and Huawei debuted their first multi-point deployment of 5G wireless tech. The telecom reported 8.9 million wireless subscribers in its fourth quarter 2017 financial results, an increase of 3.8 percent from the same period last year.

Read more at MobileSyrup.comTelus expects its 5G development to ramp up by the second half of 2019-2020 fiscal year

 


 

Scorching-fast 5G performance achieved in live environment as TELUS successfully tests 3.5 GHz spectrum

Friday, December 15, 2017

Wireless speeds faster than 2 Gbps achieved during recent tests in Edmonton

EDMONTON – TELUS is again advancing its network capabilities closer to 5G speeds after successfully completing a live-environment mobile broadband test using 3.5 GHz spectrum. The tests, which took place in suburban northwest Edmonton, achieved download speeds eclipsing 2 Gbps and help to demonstrate how important the 3.5 GHz spectrum is to enabling 5G networks of the future.

As customers demand more of their wireless network, technologies like 3.5 GHz spectrum will enable future 5G networks to deliver faster speeds in more places than ever before. Increasing and extending the reach of a strong, pervasive and reliable wireless signal also helps to supply the connectivity necessary to enable state-of-the-art technologies like driverless cars, home health devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Complementing the high-throughput, localized power of technologies like 28 GHz spectrum, which TELUS announced it had successfully tested earlier this year, 3.5 GHz spectrum provides increased capability to cover wide urban areas and inside buildings to deliver true 5G speeds. The tests in Edmonton prove that speeds up to three times faster than current LTE networks are not only achievable, but will become mainstream over the next three years.

“As TELUS continues to test and prove the capabilities of technologies like 3.5 GHz spectrum, we prepare our network for a future where a powerful 5G connection is readily available to keep you and your devices connected, no matter where you are,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer. “With 3.5 GHz spectrum’s ability to penetrate buildings and provide an increased range of coverage in urban and suburban areas, more people will have access to a stronger, faster wireless connection than ever before.”

“For Canada to remain a leader in wireless global innovation and at the forefront of the G8 on wireless speeds, the wireless industry and government needs to prioritize this band of spectrum,” said Eros Spadotto, Executive Vice-president of Technology Strategy. “Given that 3.5 GHz is truly the global band for 5G and the majority of G8 nations have already licensed it, TELUS is committed to helping Canadians and Canadian industry reap the full benefit of all of the innovations that 5G services will enable.”

The success of the live test in Edmonton builds on announcements from TELUS earlier this year about the completion of a 5G wireless connection using millimetre wave spectrum and the successful live tests of Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA), another crucial technology in enabling superior speeds.

https://www.telus.com/en/about/news-and-events/media-releases/scorching-fast-5g-performance-achieved-in-live-environment-as-telus-successfully-tests-ghz-spectrum

 

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