T-Mobile US, Nokia notch up bi-directional 5G data session

8 Jun 2018

T-Mobile US and Nokia have announced the successful completion of ‘the nation’s first bi-directional over-the-air 5G data session on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system’. The trial, which took place in T-Mobile’s Bellevue lab, was conducted with a user equipment simulator and Nokia’s 3GPP-compliant high-capacity 5G solution in the 28GHz band. The 5G data transmission was conducted with the Nokia AirScale baseband and radio, AirFrame server, and AirScale Cloud RAN running 5G NR software. Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile, commented: ‘This test is a big step forward in building real 5G that will work on actual smartphones.’

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