As we are enjoying high speed mobile internet on our smartphones at 3G and 4G speeds, 5G has successfully been tested for us as well. This great news was revealed last week when Telenor and Huawei jointly claimed to conduct successful tests of 5G with 70 Gbps speeds.

Just reminding you that Telenor is a Norway-based telco having global network operations business in 13 countries worldwide while the Huawei is an emerging smartphone manufacturer from China having direct competition with Samsung and Apple for the recent couple of years.


The 5G tests were conducted in Norway, where Telenor is optimistic to deploy its first 5G network when it is commercially available.

During the demonstration, the partners achieved a maximum data rate of 70 Gbps and demonstrated that E-band (the 71-76/81-86 GHz frequency band) multi-user MIMO can provide deliver 20 Gbps speeds for a single user.

Huawei has said that it jointly conducted successful 5G tests with Telenor while achieving 70 Gbps speeds in a controlled lab environment.
The company claims that it was their first 5G based E-band multi-user MIMO demo with any operator.

Just in case you don’t know, the E-band multi-user MIMO can provide over a 20 Gbps speed rate for a single user.

Telenor Group CEO, Sigve Brekke, and President of Telenor Key Account, Zhang Chao celebrate after watching the demo

Telenor said that successful tests will provide insights and learnings to identify necessary steps to undertake from 4G to 5G technology. They will be operated through the Telenor and Huawei Joint Innovation Center.