Verizon, Nokia, Qualcomm Ring Up First 5G Call
Verizon Wireless says it has made the first phone call using 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio technologies over licensed spectrum. The company used a prototype mobile device from Qualcomm with the chip maker's 5G NR radio on board. Verizon didn't specify if the device made use of Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 modem. The call was passed from the mobile device over Verizon's millimeter wave spectrum using Nokia's AirFrame server and AirScale Cloud RAN with 5G NR-compliant software. The call was completed at Nokia's lab in Murray Hill, N.J. The companies all say the successful test will help them push forward as they develop and deploy 5G networks.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Feb 8, 2018
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
Qualcomm Says Snapdragon X50 Modem Is a 5G First
Oct 18, 2016
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, what it claims is the first "commercial 5G modem chipset" for mobile device makers. The Snapdragon X50 isn't necessarily intended to reach consumer-grade devices.
T-Mobile Says It Achieved First 2-Way 5G Data Transmission
Jun 7, 2018
T-Mobile and partner Nokia today said they successfully completed what they claim was the nation’s first two-way over-the-air 5G data session on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio system. This means the mobile device was able to upload information to the network as well as download information from it.
Qualcomm Develops 5G Test Platform
Jun 27, 2016
Qualcomm has created what it calls a prototype 5G system and trial platform. The 5G New Radio (NR) prototype is able to function across a wide range of spectrum bands, primarily below 6 GHz, and can achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
AT&T Throwing 5G Tech at the Wall to See What Sticks
Jan 31, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to test a wide variety of potential 5G technologies throughout the year as it evolves from 4G LTE to next-generation mobile broadband. For example, the company intends to kick off field trials of AirGig later this year.