The transition to the second phase of commercial 5G – standalone 5G – is a major step closer following the successful completion of a standalone 5G data connection by Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies.
Cost-effective and efficient solutions that enable a smooth transition from 4G to 5G have been part of Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies’ pioneering 5G approach from day one. With Ericsson Spectrum Sharing and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Mobile Platforms, service providers can tap spectrum currently used for 4G to launch nationwide 5G coverage with a simple network software upgrade.
Ericsson and China Telecom have successfully achieved a 5G Standalone (SA) end-to-end data call on the service provider’s 5G trial network in Hangzhou using a commercial chipset-based terminal from MediaTek.
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have achieved a non-standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) data call on 2.6 GHz, adding a new frequency band to those successfully tested for commercial deployment.
5G devices are a step closer to becoming reality today, November 8, as several major communications industry players joined forces with Swisscom to achieve a global first by connecting a smartphone prototype to a live non-laboratory 3.5 GHz 5G network for the first time. Swisscom’s 5G network is equipped with Ericsson’s commercially available 5G New Radio hardware and software radio, transport and core network solutions.
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a standard-based, over-the-air, non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR lab data call on 28 GHz band using commercial radio and a smartphone form factor device. With this latest milestone, all the main spectrum bands – including 3.5, 28 and 39 GHz – are now in place for initial 5G launches.
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.
Riding on the momentum of successful 5G trials, Ericsson and Intel have delivered the first 3GPP-compliant end-to-end, multivendor New Radio (NR) 5G data call over the 39 GHz spectrum band in a lab environment.
Ericsson, Telstra and Intel have taken 5G out of the lab and into a real-world commercial production network to achieve the first 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP end-to-end data call in a multi-vendor setup.