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.