Verizon, Qualcomm and Novatel Wireless collaborate on 5G Technology

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Verizon, Qualcomm and Novatel Wireless collaborate on 5G Technology

Verizon, Qualcomm Technologies and Novatel Wireless announced plans to collaborate on 5G New Radio millimeter wave (mmWave) technology development and over-the air field trials based on the 5G NR Release-15 specifications – the global 5G standard. The companies plan to work together to help move the mobile ecosystem towards faster validation and commercialization of 5G NR mmWave technologies at scale, supporting a full-scale commercial network deployment before the end of the decade.

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The initial focus is on 5G NR operation in 28 GHz and 39 GHz mmWave spectrum bands, showcasing advanced technologies to achieve robust multi-gigabit per second data rates with mobility at significantly lower latencies than today’s networks. These technologies are expected to be critical to meeting the increasing connectivity requirements for emerging consumer mobile and fixed wireless broadband experiences such as streaming high-definition video, immersive virtual/augmented reality, and connected cloud computing. The companies plan on delivering a common 5G NR mmWave technology platform for mobile and home broadband wireless access, supporting a 5G NR migration path for Verizon’s early 5G fixed wireless access deployments and trials based on the 5G-Technology Forum specifications.

Qualcomm Technologies is committed to delivering 5G NR mmWave technologies to meet the ever-increasing connectivity requirements for enhanced mobile broadband experiences,

said Joe Glynn, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

We are excited to collaborate with Verizon in making 5G NR mmWave a commercial reality for mobile devices, including fixed wireless home routers, mobile hotspots, tablets and smartphones.

The companies expect the collaboration to include over-the-air trials, starting in 2018, that will be compliant with the first 3GPP 5G NR specification that will be part of Release 15.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Verizon, Qualcomm

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