Ericsson and Intel in collaboration with early-moving 5G service providers have completed an end-to-end, non-standalone(NSA) 5G NR data call on the 3.5GHz band.
This latest demonstration – a bi-directional call on both downlink and uplink streams – was completed at the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden on July 6, 2018. This milestone brings 5G one step closer to commercial reality.
Ericsson and its partners used for the first time Ericsson’s commercially available equipment, including the 5G NR radio 6488, baseband and Packet Core supporting 5G EPC. The demonstration also included the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform for the 5G NR UE, which allows for quick implementation of the latest air interfaces and communication protocols.
Last month, Ericsson, Intel and China Mobile completed the first successful standalone (SA) 5G call based on the new interoperability standard for SA.