First 3GPP-based end-to-end, multivendor NR 5G live data call on 39 GHz
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.
The multivendor live data call was carried out in a demonstration held at the Ericsson 5G lab in Kista, Sweden and in a 5G lab on the Intel Santa Clara campus. The demo used our commercialEricsson Radio System products including 5G NR radio AIR 5331 and baseband with Intel’s RF mmWave chip and Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform.
The 39GHz band is an important spectrum for 5G commercial rollouts in North America – expected to begin in 2019 – with all major service providers planning to use this spectrum band.