Ericsson and Intel, together with AT&T and T-Mobile are showcasing the power of the 5G ecosystem. The partners have successfully demonstrated Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) interoperability using 39 GHz spectrum – the frequency band that 5G services in North America.
- First live public NR data call over 39GHz spectrum OTA using AT&T and T-Mobile spectrum: LTE anchor B66 (2.1Ghz) LTE
- Multivendor operable data call based on 3GPP Release 15 specifications
- Supporting hardware and software include Ericsson Radio System commercial radio AIR 5331, commercial SW track and Intel MTP
The new mmWave bands have required intense interoperability testing of the 3GPP standard and the demonstration at MWCA is a crucial stepping stone for optimizing performance and ensuring 5G network and ecosystem readiness.
This milestone follows on the heels of several significant announcements that are accelerating the deployment of commercial 5G networks including the first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call over licenced 3.5GHz in July 2018.
5G is poised to unlock commercial opportunities for every industry. Ericsson’s 5G business potential report shows that operators can benefit from up to USD 619 billion market opportunity globally in 2026.
According to Samsung, 5G is an important technology for the automotive industry because people are doing more in their vehicles than ever before. This trend will only continue to grow stronger as we move toward an autonomous driving environment and there will be demand for a large amount of bandwidth from the network.