Fujitsu and Qualcomm Achieve NSA 5G-NR Data Calls on Sub-6 GHz & mm-Wave Bands

Fujitsu along with Qualcomm Technologies, has completed non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR data calls on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum bands in Japan. The two parties successfully conducted Network-Device Vendor Interoperability Testing (NV-IOT) for Japanese telecom giant, NTT DOCOMO, leveraging Fujitsu's commercial 5G base station (gNB) products together with a mobile smartphone form-factor test device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with an integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements.

These latest NV-IOT testing bi-directional data calls, compliant with the 3GPP Release 15 specifications, were completed in mid-July at Fujitsu's facility in Japan. This achievement marks a significant milestone to build a successful 5G end-to-end ecosystem in Japan, composed of 5G network infrastructure from Fujitsu and a broad range of 5G user devices using Qualcomm Technologies' modems and RF Front-end solutions. According to Durga Malladi, the Senior Vice President & General Manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, the data calls bring 5G technology one step closer to commercial rollout.

Masayuki Seno, Senior Vice President, Head of Network Products Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited, believes, 5G networks will accelerate Fujitsu's human-centric innovations through co-creation with its customers. The company has been developing gNB products (O-CU, O-DU and O-RU) compliant with global specifications and O-RAN front-haul interfaces. Going forward, Fujitsu will perform further interoperability tests together with Qualcomm to make significant strides in developing 5G commercial network products.

Fujitsu and Qualcomm Technologies look to continue to strengthen relationships with companies that aim to provide 5G commercial services. The two companies have committed to support customers worldwide - encouraging the development of digital technologies and new innovative services utilizing the fast speeds, large capacity and ultra-low latency supported by 5G.