The world’s first 5G phone call was made
The phone call was initiated by the Estonian minister of economy, Kadri Simson, who called her Finnish colleague, Anne Berner, in Tampere, Finland
- July 05, 2018 20:30
- Olya Georgieva
The world’s first GSM phone call was made on the network of Elisa’s predecessor, Radiolinja, on 27 March 1991. Radiolinja was also the network on which the world’s first world’s person-to-person SMS text message was sent in 1993; the world’s first fixed-mobile service bundle launched in 1996; and the world’s first paid downloadable mobile content – a ringtone – was provided in 1998. Then on Jue27 became a fact the world’s first 5G phone call. The phone call was made in Tallinn and was initiated by the Estonian minister of economy, Kadri Simson, who called her Finnish colleague, Anne Berner, in Tampere, Finland.
The new cell network was opened in Tallinn’s Rotermann Quarter, a hip area between the Old Town and the city centre, home to several restaurants and shops. 5G is the next generation wireless network technology that enables clients to use speeds ten times faster than the current 4G technology. 5G networks will also reduce to virtually zero the lag time between devices and the servers they communicate with. A speed test at the 5G network in Tallinn showed the network’s speed as 2.2 Gbit/s, which is many times faster than any wireless or wired connection in the country.