Malaysian wholesale mobile network operator (MNO) Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) and Swedish vendor Ericsson have demonstrated a 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call on the company’s live 5G network. In a press release regarding the matter, it was claimed that the technical milestone was ‘testament to the ability of the DNB network to support both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) architectures’. According to Ericsson, with the calls having been made over the live network using OPPO Find X3 Pro handsets, VoNR will utilise DNB’s 5G SA network architecture to provide end users with a high-definition, audio-video experience thanks to ultrafast 5G speeds throughout the duration of the calls.
Commenting, the MNO’s Chief Technology Officer, Ken Tan, said: ‘The successful VoNR demonstration, done for the first time over the live nationwide 5G network, is the latest technical milestone of how 5G can deliver a new and superior user experience via a cloud-native 5G SA. 5G VoNR can be a key enabler of next generation immersive applications that combine 5G speeds and high-definition audio. We will continue to deliver 5G capabilities to support technology innovation in Malaysia.’