Sprint-logo-629x285Sprint to trial 5G over millimetre wave in June

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Sprint has announced it will be trialling 5G millimetre wave technology at the Copa America football tournament this June.

Speaking at the company’s quarterly earnings call, at which it confirmed a return to positive operating profit for the first time in nine years, CEO Marcelo Claure revealed plans to trial what it refers to as the foundation of 5G technology.

Claure claims Sprint will be utilising “millimetric band radius”, by which we assume a reference to millimetre wave spectrum, and demonstrate 5G capabilities to provide 4K streaming of football coverage at the Copa America tournament taking place next month in the US. Claure revealed both Nokia and Ericsson will be involved in the trial.

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