TIM Partners Qualcomm and Ericsson to Complete First 5G NR Video Call using Millimeter Wave Spectrum in Europe

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TIM has partnered with Qualcomm and Ericsson to complete a 5G NR video call in the millimiter wave (mmWave) frequency band in Rome.

In particular, the 5G video call was conducted using a mobile smartphone form-factor test device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem while the network infrastructure components of were made available by Ericsson.

This is a new milestone that will soon lead to the commercial use of 5G mmWave technology in Europe, says TIM in a statement.

During the event, the first 5G compatible smartphone was showcased, along with the first solutions and services of TIM’s new ultra-fast mobile network. These included a remote-driven car; a remote visit of museums and artworks (thanks to virtual reality); a remote control of industrial robots; and a remote tactile control systems and multiplayer interactive video games in augmented reality.

Mario Di Mauro, Chief Strategy, Innovation & Customer Experience officer, TIM
When we started to define the strategy and the development plans for 5G, we immediately realized that such a massive challenge could not be faced without the support of a wide range of partners committed to the same goal. We therefore proposed Qualcomm Technologies set up a place where work on the new 5G services and every business idea could find a quick realization thanks to the support of leading international technology players, innovative partners and start-ups from the local and national ecosystem.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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