RIDGELAND, Miss., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is ramping up its efforts to develop and test emerging 5G fixed and mobile technologies that promise to support faster speeds, lower latency and exponentially more Internet-connected devices in its continuing efforts to stay ahead of the needs of tech-hungry consumers and businesses.
The diversified telecom and technology service firm is one of only a handful of U.S. telecommunications operators with fiber optic infrastructure and 28 GHz spectrum assets working to make the next generation of ultra-fast digital connectivity a reality.
Last week, C Spire became the first company to successfully demonstrate a 5G fixed wireless solution in Mississippi using Nokia equipment with a direct connection to its fiber-based commercial television service.
The test delivered C Spire Fiber consumer television content, including ultra-high definition resolution video, with speeds up to 2.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and ultra-low latency below 1.4 milliseconds over the 5G wireless link. "This is the kind of real-world application that will help change forever how we live, work and play," said C Spire CTO Stephen Bye.
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