Qualcomm, Ericsson and AT&T broadcasted their joint venture based on 5G trials. These trials are based on 3GPP new radio specs. This will further lead to speedy commercialization of generation technology. Qualcomm, Ericsson & AT&T Collaborates on 5G Wireless Field Trials.
These trials will highlight technologies using new 5G radio protocols in mmWave spectrum. The firms have planned to demonstrate increased network capacity and multi GB data rates. High frequency bands will be utilized for this task. The three partners plan to accelerate commercial deployment in 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. These frequency bands will be set by US regulator about 5G usage.
Qualcomm, Ericsson & AT&T Collaborates on 5G Wireless Field Trials
The companies will conduct field trials and tests in US, based on protocols developed by technical standards body the 3GPP. Tests will be conducted by using AT&T spectrum whereas equipment for the tests will be provided by Qualcomm and Ericson.
The companies said that this is a very big step towards the development of of infrastructure including virtual reality, augmented reality and cloud services.
Ericsson SVP Ulf Ewaldsson said:
It will provide a platform for operators to address new markets, such as media, transportation and manufacturing. This important 5G standard-based trial collaboration will demonstrate compliance to 3GPP and support the accelerated commercialization of the global 3GPP 5G standard
Tom Keathley, AT&T’s SVP added:
5G technology comes with new challenges, but more importantly, it offers tremendous opportunity to revolutionise the way we use mobile networks across industries. We look forward to working with Ericsson and Qualcomm on these standards-based trials as we continue to accelerate standards efforts and move down our 5G evolution path
The collaboration with AT&T is Ericsson and Qualcomm’s second step towards 3GPP New Radio specifications in following week. In December the firms also revealed plans to initiate interoperability and field trials of 5G New Radio standards with SK Telecom in South Korea in the back-half of 2017.