Telenor Hungary launched a 5G mobile test network in Gyor at the Szechenyi Istvan University and the downtown of Gyor. Telenor's 5G network partner is ZTE, which not only supplied and deployed network components but also provided two 5G smartphones, according Telecompaper. During a press conference held on the occasion of the network's launch, a test download speed of 1.7 Gbps was reached using a 5G smartphone to demonstrate the network's functionalities.
Telenor signed a cooperation agreement with the University in Gyor to ensure that the future generation of engineers can continue their research on the latest mobile technology. Besides its own tests, the telecom company also provides the university's engineers with the latest mobile network technology, which can give a great boost to the 5G-based research and development in Hungary. The test network also brings the technology of the future closer to businesses in the region.
As part of the Telenor 5G test network, a total of 4 radio units were tested in 2 base stations in the 3.6 GHz range. There is a total of 100 MHz available for testing, with 1.8 Gbps download speeds available, Telenor said. The system also includes a fully self-contained core network that complies with NSA standards, which, together with the two base stations, forms a complete, live network.