DT, Intel, Huawei achieve 5G interoperability in operator environment

21 Feb 2018

Deutsche Telekom (DT), Intel and Huawei have achieved what they claim to be the world’s first 5G interoperability and development testing based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station in an operator lab environment. The test involved Huawei’s 5G commercial base station and Intel’s third generation 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform (MTP), and is said to be a critical step towards the early development of full commercial 5G equipment in 2019. The test configuration is based on the largest C-band cell bandwidth defined by the 5G NR standard and also incorporates the latest Massive MIMO multi-antenna and beamforming technology enabled by the standard framework.

‘The success of this testing in Bonn shows that DT, Intel and Huawei continue to work closely to drive the commercial readiness of 5G NR,’ said Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei’s 5G product line, adding: ‘As the standard continues to be updated, Huawei will continue to work with all parties to step up additional interoperability tests and promote the 5G industry maturity process and to welcome the arrival of the entire industry digitisation.’