Deutsche Telekom (DT), Intel and Huawei have collaborated to achieve the world’s first 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station. The test was based on Huawei’s 5G commercial base station and Intel’s third generation 5G NR mobile trial platform.
The test configuration is based on the largest C-band cell bandwidth defined by the 5G NR standard. It also incorporates the latest Massive MIMO multi-antenna and beamforming technology enabled by the standard framework.
“The success of our test is a significant step on the path to 5G ecosystem maturity and early 5G commercialisation,” said Arash Ashouriha, SVP, technology innovation of Deutsche Telekom.
Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei’s 5G product line, said: “As the standard continues to be updated, Huawei will continue to work with all parties to step up interoperability test and promote the 5G industry maturity process, and to welcome the arrival of the entire industry digitisation.”
Asha Keddy, VP client, and GM Next Generation Standards, Intel Corporation, said: “The Intel XMM 8000 modem family maturity and time to launch will significantly benefit from this early multi-vendor interoperability progress and the realisation of a global 5G NR industry ecosystem, with initial launches in mid-2019 and large-scale scaling in 2020.”
The first 5G NR standard was successfully completed on December 21, 2017, at the 3GPP TSG RAN meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.