Fujitsu and Qualcomm announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that through their collaboration they have achieved non-standalone 5G data calls.
The successfully conducted Network-Device Vendor Interoperability Testing (NV-IOT) leverages Fujitsu’s commercial 5G base station products together with a mobile smartphone form-factor test device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules.
According to the companies, this achievement marks ‘a significant milestone to build a successful 5G end-to-end ecosystem in Japan’, made up of 5G network infrastructure from Fujitsu and a broad range of 5G user devices using Qualcomm Technologies.
“These data calls bring 5G technology one step closer to commercial rollout,” says Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President at Qualcomm. “These live tests deliver on the commitment of Qualcomm Technologies and Fujitsu to make 5G a commercial reality in 2019 and are a major milestone in driving 5G network launches around the world. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Fujitsu, enabling 5G networks and providing consumers with transformative 5G experiences starting this year.”
“5G networks will accelerate Fujitsu’s human-centric innovations through co-creation with our customers,” says Masayuki Seno, Senior Vice President at Fujitsu. “We have been developing gNB products compliant with global specifications and O-RAN fronthaul interfaces. Going forward, Fujitsu will perform further interoperability tests together with Qualcomm Technologies to make significant strides in developing 5G commercial network products.”
According to the two companies, they are committed to supporting customers with 5G capabilities worldwide.
Edited by Jenna Cook
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