Qualcomm and Nokia have announced that they have completed over-the-air (OTA) 5G NR data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands ahead of the launch of 5G technologies in 2018.
The two companies have completed the tests at Nokia’s 5G center of excellence in Oulu Finland using Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem that is expected to be used in the majority of 2019 5G smartphones.
“These successful data calls are a significant step in making 5G a commercial reality in early 2019, and this milestone with Nokia will help enable 5G network deployments across various operators and regions around the world,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We will continue to work together to ensure end users have access to the technologies needed to experience transformative 5G experiences.”
“These key milestone tests with Qualcomm Technologies show the flexibility and capabilities of our AirScale radio access technology to deliver on the promise of commercial 5G,” said Tommi Uitto, president of mobile networks, Nokia. “We continue to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to ensure our customers can unleash the power of their commercial 5G networks, to support the many new and diverse applications that will meet the demands of people and connected things, as they begin to launch commercial services in early 2019.”
You can find out more details about Nokia and Qualcomm’s plans for their 5G technology over at Qualcomm’s website at the link below.
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