5G Group finalises plans for 30-site 5G test field

1 Jun 2017

China’s IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group – a platform for the promotion of 5G research and development, jointly led by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) – has finalised plans for a 30-site 5G test field in the Huairou district of Beijing, RCR Wireless writes, citing the group’s vice chair, Wang Zhiqin. Alongside China’s mobile providers, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia, Datang and Samsung are taking part in the field tests, whilst chipset and test instrument vendors such as Qualcomm, Intel and Rohde and Schwarz have also been invited to join the trials. The official also noted that the group had completed the initial phase of its trial programme in 2016, having completed tests of a range of technologies including massive multiple-input, multiple-output (Massive MIMO), new waveforms, advanced coding, ultra-dense network implementation, high frequency communications, network slicing and edge computing.