Vodafone and Huawei successfully test IP Microwave backhaul for 5G

Vodafone and Huawei have completed trials of microwave-based backhaul for 5G which show the technology can handle the high volume of data that next generation networks will generate.

Lab tests demonstrated the capacity and latency that can be achieved using a traditional IP microwave link, with 2.7Gbps speeds and 50 microsecond latency possible from a single transmission aggregating 2 x 112MHz channels in a vertical polarisation.