Samsung has announced that it has teamed up with Fastweb to launch Italy’s first 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial.
The trial will take place in Italy over the next five months, it is being run in homes and offices in Milan.
In the first week of the trial – held on 26GHz of spectrum recently acquired by Fastweb during Italy’s 5G frequencies auction in October 2018 – download speeds reached 1 Gbps. The next steps of the trial will verify the effectiveness of 5G FWA networks concerning the cost and time for its deployment compared to conventional FTTH roll-out as well as potential operational challenges in the provision of the service to the end customers.
Samsung supplies Fastweb with an end-to-end 5G FWA solution that includes core, 5G Radio Access Units that leverages millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum to provide high-density coverage and ultra-high-bandwidth connectivity to 5G home routers (Indoor Customer Premise Equipment), installed in nearby homes or offices.
You can find out more details about Samusng’s new 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial in Italy over at their website at the link below.