KT, Qualcomm and Samsung Achieve Multi-vendor 5G NR Interoperability on Path to Mobile 5G NR Trials in 2018
-- The Accomplishment Enables a Multi-gigabit per Second Data Connection Utilizing an End-to-end 5G NR Interoperable System Compliant with the 3GPP 5G NR Global Standard --
SUWON, South Korea, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global mobile industry leaders KT Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announce today the successful completion of multi-vendor 5G NR interoperable testing compliant with the recently completed 3GPP Release-15 Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G NR global standard. Following the guidelines of KT Corporation, the live, over-the-air interoperable testing demonstrated data connections operating in 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands, utilizing pre-commercial 5G NR base stations from Samsung and 5G NR UE prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies. The achievement is a significant milestone on the path to standard-compliant mobile 5G NR trials starting in 2018, leading to commercial 5G NR network deployments and multimode smartphone launches anticipated in 2019.
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