Ericsson and Intel Getting Ready to Bring 5G to China

Ericsson and Intel have jointly announced the successful completion of the first 5G 3.5 GHz multi-vendor end-to-end Interoperability Developmental Test (IoDT) at a 5G field test in Beijing, China. Ericsson’s 5G radio testbed and Intel’s 5G client test platform demonstrated excellent performance and stability. The field test is a significant milestone since China’s three major operators have already announced plans to roll out 5G in the 3.5 GHz band.

Ericsson’s 5G 3.5 GHz radio prototype uses advanced radio technologies including Massive MIMO, multi-user MIMO, and beamforming. With beam tracking, Ericsson’s 5G radio prototype can accurately and quickly track the location and movement of the client devices in real time to ensure consistently reliable connections.

To help the communications industry meet its ambitious targets, Intel in September 2017 announced its Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform as the first to meet upcoming new radio standards. This flexible Mobile Trial Platform is powered by high-performance Intel FPGAs and Intel Core processors, which allow for early collaboration and innovations with Ericsson that will benefit the Chinese market.

The maturity of 5G standards is an essential step on the road to commercial 5G deployment in China. With the completion of the first over-the-air interface of interoperability verification, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is now one step closer to making 5G on the 3.5 GHz band a reality in China.

Ericsson’s end-to-end Interoperability Developmental Test is being demonstrated at the PT Expo China event in Beijing from September 27 - 30, 2017.