Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile report successful test of first 5G New Radio system

Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile report successful test of first 5G New Radio system
Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile announced early Friday morning that it had a successful test of the world's first end-to-end 5G New Radio system. The system allows data to run at multi--gigabit per second speeds (> 1 Gbps) with latency of under 4ms. That compares to the 20ms latency that is the standard for current LTE networks. The system is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards. That group is made up of telecommunications companies that set the standards for 3G, 4G and now 5G networks and equipment.

Because 3GPP standards will be the ones used by the industry when 5G networks get built, the fact that this group has already matched those standards brings the three companies that much closer to building commercial products that comply with 3GPP specifications. The group met the 3GPP Release 15 5G New Radio specifications, although Release 15 isn't due out until September 2018.

For the test, the equipment employed included ZTE’s 5G New Radio pre-commercial base station, Qualcomm’s 5G sub 6GHz New Radio prototype, and the data was transmitted  over the 3.5 GHz band utilizing 100 MHz of bandwidth.

source: AndroidAuthority

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7 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Good News but didn't Samsung and others in south Korea already achieve the same thing? Just asking dose anyone else remember an article here saying the same thing?

3. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

everyone is testing 5G

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, these Chinese just testing 5G, while South Korea already deploy their 5G and prepare it for Winter Olympic in early 2018. And that will be the first open public test for 5Ghttps://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2017/09/2018-winter-olympics-will-be-the-proving-ground-for-5g-technology/ Intel will be there too :Dhttps://venturebeat.com/2017/10/30/intel-to-show-off-5g-network-at-2018-winter-olympics/

6. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

not first, Oulu Finland they are using 5G for years Now. IT is 5G ready city, and Nokia has Fully 5G automated Factory there. https://www.pcmag.com/article/354624/how-a-small-city-in-finland-turned-into-a-5g-pioneer check that article for more info.

2. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

While we are still rocking glorified 3G in my country.. Gosh!!

5. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

What country are you in?

7. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Same here sometimes even 3G is faster than our 'LTE' LOL

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