C Spire ramps up 5G testing to develop next-generation network

C Spire ramps up 5G testing to develop next-generation network

RIDGELAND, MS - This is a news release from C Spire

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.