Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen(Left), Telenor Nordic CEO, Berit Svendsen (Right), and Telenor Nordic CTO, Magnus Zetterberg, watch the demo


Telenor Group and Huawei jointly announced the first 5G based E-Band multi-user MIMO demo in Norway. The maximum speed reached by the demo was 70 Gbps. Furthermore, a Joint Desktop Study that will provide insights and learning to identify necessary update steps from 4G to 5G technology in Telenor’s Network, will be operated through the Telenor and Huawei Joint Innovation Center.

The E-Band multi-user MIMO can provide over a 20 Gbps speed rate for a single user. Working as a supplementary low frequency band, E-Band enhances the user experience of enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB).

The Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Ketil Solvik-Olsen, attended the event and personally launched the demo. Telenor Group CEO, Sigve Brekke said, “This is a big day for Telenor, because finally we can demonstrate the potential of 5G, and Norway will always be the first market for us to test new technology.”

Telenor Nordic CEO, Berit Svendsen gave special thanks to Huawei for their key contribution to this collaboration. She said, “No operator can do this alone, that is why our partnership with Huawei is so incredibly important. Huawei are far ahead in this area”.

The president of Huawei Telenor Key Account Team, Zhang Chao said, “Huawei is one of the world’s leading organizations working on the standardization and development of 5G, and I congratulate us all in taking this first important step towards 5G. We are very proud to be part of this first 5G demo in Norway.”