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Completing 5G NR call flow with Qualcomm - Ericsson

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have further illustrated the commercial readiness of 5G technology by successfully conducting over-the-air, a non-standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) lab data call with a smartphone mobile form factor device on 39 GHz mmWave band.

Film showing the IODT test between Ericsson 5G NR Radion and Qualcomm Smartphone form factor device, September 2018.

The lab demonstration used  Ericsson Radio System commercial portfolio including our 5G NR radio AIR5331 and baseband products – together with a smartphone test device integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and an RF subsystem.

The landmark downlink data call – which is compliant with the 3GPP Rel-15 specifications – was completed at the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden, and adds a new millimeter wave(mmWave) band to those ready for commercial deployment.

This multivendor Interoperability Development Testing (IoDT) represents an important milestone for first-mover operators looking to offer 5G services to consumers. Access to new 5G high-frequency bands is one of the key components in providing very high data rates and ultra-low latency.