Nokia, SoftBank Corp claim a ‘world-first’ in 5G connected car test

11 Feb 2020

Nokia of Finland says it has provided an end-to-end 5G portfolio to Japanese carrier SoftBank Corp to enable it to become the first operator in the world ‘to have successfully completed tests demonstrating that non-standalone 5G technology can be used to commercially operate connected cars’. The trials took place at a Honda Research and Development site in Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, Nokia confirmed in a press release. ‘The test has succeeded in conducting a breakthrough, world-first trial that is the first step in deploying Nokia’s 3GPP Release 15 compliant using commercial-level 256QAM high-order modulation and 4×4 MIMO radio network equipment,’ the statement read.

Japan, Nokia, SoftBank Corp