Verizon, Nokia and Qualcomm complete first call using 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio technology

Verizon has successfully conducted an over-the-air call on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system using licensed spectrum.

The test was conducted on Verizon’s millimeter wave spectrum utilising Nokia 5G network technology on a 5G NR prototype device provided by Qualcomm.

The test was conducted this month at Nokia’s facility in Murray Hill, NJ and follows prior interoperability testing between Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies. The 5G NR standard was approved by the 3GPP in December 2017.

“With this first 3GPP NR standards-based connection, Verizon continues to lead the development of 5G technology,” said Ed Chan, senior vice president and chief technology architect, Corporate Network & Technology, Verizon.

“By partnering with Nokia and Qualcomm to combine 5G technology with our deep millimeter wave spectrum, we’re well on the way to being the first to usher in the next era of wireless communications for customers,” Chan added.

Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said, “Using the successful interoperability testing we conducted with Qualcomm as a basis, we’re now applying our standard-compliant 5G technology in this trial with Verizon to push the commercialisation of 5G.”

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