Ericsson, Intel and China Mobile achieve 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor SA 5G NR interoperability
Ericsson told, the Interoperability Development Testing (IoDT) of 3GPP-compliant SA 5G NR technology was conducted at the Ericsson Lab in Beijing.
Ericsson and Intel, together with China Mobile Research Institute and China Mobile Jiangsu Company, have successfully demonstrated the first 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor Standalone (SA) 5G New Radio (NR) call, accelerating the commercial deployment of standards-based 5G networks.
Ericsson told, the Interoperability Development Testing (IoDT) of 3GPP-compliant SA 5G NR technology was conducted at the Ericsson Lab in Beijing, China and it marks another milestone for the commercialization of the newly finalized 5G NR SA standards. The live IoDT operating at 100MHz on 3.5GHz mid-band used Ericsson’s 5G NR base stations and Intel’s 5G NR UE (Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform) prototypes.
“Successfully completing the first 3GPP-compliant Standalone 5G NR call marks another milestone with our ecosystem partners on the path to 5G commercialization, building on our years of research and standardization. Together, we’re delivering on our commitment to realize a standard-compliant and easily deployable technology that will bring benefits to our customers and end users," expressed Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks, Ericsson.
“Intel’s ongoing collaboration with Ericsson and China Mobile and our achievement of 3GPP-compliant Standalone (SA) 5G New Radio (NR) multi-vendor interoperability will help to prepare the industry for the deployment of 5G NR SA networks," commented Asha Keddy, Vice President and General Manager Next Generation Standards, Intel.
Ericsson and Intel have been collaborating on 5G and jointly conducting trials globally with communication service providers since 2017. Later this year, Ericsson and China Mobile will conduct a 5G field trial in Suzhou city of Jiangsu Province, where the demo system will also be deployed and tested.