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Vodafone begins trialing Pre5G

November 16, 2017 12:03 am

Vodafone Fiji has begun trialing pre-fifth generation mobile networks or Pre5G.

This is the next telecommunications standards beyond the current 4G+.

Vodafone Fiji Deputy Chairman Russell Hewitt says the Pre5G trial is the first in the Pacific and a huge stepping stone in technology evolution towards 5G.

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“With our partners ZTE, Vodafone is ensuring that Fiji is at the forefront of the latest in mobile technologies to enhance, improve and ensure improved user experience. ZTE’s Pre5G technology looks to bring users a network rate up to 1Gbps, as well as setting the baseline platform for new services and technologies such as 4K HD video, Virtual reality, augmented reality and Iot simply put.”

Hewitt says the Pre5G has already begun in developed markets and they want to follow suit to be on par.

He says this will assist Vodafone Fiji deliver the best available solutions to Fijians with the latest of mobile technology.

The Pre5G will be trialed first in their Suva headquarters before it’s available for the public.

Pre5G is expected to be available by mid next year before hitting 5G in 2020.

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