T-Mobile, Ericsson and Intel successfully complete first 5G call on 600 MHz
The achievement marks another milestone for Ericsson and T-Mobile on the road to offering commercial 5G services throughout the US.
The first 5G data video call over 600 MHz included successful uplink and downlink communication and was carried out on a live commercial network. During the tests, Ericsson, Intel and T-Mobile generated a 5G signal capable of covering more than a thousand square miles from a single tower. The tests also included a successful tri-band 5G video call with three users on different spectrum bands – 600 MHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz.
Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks, Ericsson, says: “We share the vision of T-Mobile to make 5G services available to everyone across the United States. “We will continue to work closely together as 5G partners, testing possibilities and reaching new milestones.”
Read the full announcement at the T-Mobile newsroom.
At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), visitors to the T-Mobile booth (Westgate - 1013) can see a live 5G demostration including how low-band spectrum is able to penetrate physical barriers like windows and doors.