Deutsche Telekom (DT), Intel and Huawei announced they have collaborated to achieve what they say is the world’s first 5G interoperability and development test (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station.
The test was based on Huawei’s 5G commercial base station and Intel’s third generation 5G NR mobile trial platform (MTP). The three companies jointly verified the fundamentals of the new 5G 3GPP NR standard, including new synchronization, coding, frame structure, and numerology components underlying the interconnection of the NR-compliant terminal and network.
The test configuration was based on the largest C-band cell bandwidth defined by the 5G NR standard. It also incorporates the latest massive MIMO multi-antenna and beamforming technology enabled by the standard framework.
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei’s 5G product line, said, “As the standard continues to be updated, Huawei will continue to work with all parties to step up interoperability test and promote the 5G industry maturity process, and to welcome the arrival of the entire industry digitization.”
DT and Huawei began cooperation on 5G-network research in 2015.