KDDI, Ericsson to trial 5G at 4.5GHz

12 Sep 2017

KDDI and Ericsson have signed an agreement to work together on 5G proof of concept trials in several Japanese cities. The vendor’s press release confirms that the tests will focus on the 4.5GHz band – a key candidate frequency for 5G in Japan – with the trials scheduled for completion by March 2018. The agreement is an extension of the previously announced 5G R&D collaboration between the two companies, which involves the development of a common understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluating the performance of potential key 5G components and examining how they can be applied. The scope of the trial also covers interworking between LTE and 5G using the 4.5GHz and 28GHz frequency bands.

Japan, Ericsson, KDDI (au)