5TONIC Labs, Telefónica test 5G fixed wireless access

5TONIC Labs, Telefónica, and Cohere Technologies have announced that the companies have cooperated in successful trials to test Cohere Technologies´ new 5G turboConnectâ„¢ Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solution, the company said.

The solution uses Cohere´s patented OTFS modulation to deliver broadband access to urban, suburban, and rural environments. Based on the results of these tests, Cohere´s spectral efficiency was proven to be nearly six times better than other solutions, providing unprecedented coverage and capacity at a fraction of the cost of fiber or alternative technologies.

The tests, conducted over three days at 5TONIC Labs and Telefónica headquarters, were designed to demonstrate high spectral efficiency via joint equalization and linear scaling. In the tests, Cohere achieved aggregated throughput of 300 Mbps in 10 MHz, with a measured spectral efficiency of 57 b/s/Hz across 14 layers in a 90 degree sector, clearly demonstrating the industry-leading capabilities of Cohere´s 5G turboConnect access platform and its ability to deliver impressive performance under real world conditions.

5TONIC was initiated by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute with a clear vision to create an open research and innovation ecosystem laboratory in which industry and academia come together to boost technology and business innovative ventures. The laboratory promotes joint project development, joint entrepreneurial ventures, discussion fora, events and conference sites, all in an international environment of the highest impact. 5TONIC serves to show the capabilities and interoperation of pre-commercial 5G equipment, services and applications, by global companies in the 5G arena.

Telefónica is one of the telecommunications companies in the world in terms of on stock market valuations and number of clients. Supported by state of the art fixed, mobile and broadband networks, together with an innovative offer of digital services, the company is transforming itself into a “Digital Telco,” positioning the company very favorably when it comes to satisfying client needs and capture growth in new revenue and market opportunities. Present in 21 countries and with a total client base of 329 million accesses, Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America which are the main areas in which the company concentrates its strategic development and growth.

Cohere Technologies is solving the most pressing challenges in wireless communications with its groundbreaking Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) technology. Founded in 2009, Cohere Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company completed A, B and C financing rounds and is led by a seasoned team of telecom and wireless industry veterans. For more information visit www.Cohere-Technologies.com.