Datang Mobile, Qualcomm Collaborating on 3GPP-based 5G NR Interoperability Testing

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Datang Mobile are collaborating on 5G NR Interoperability and Development Testing (IODT) in 3.5 GHz band based on 3GPP Release 15 specifications.

The testing will utilize 3GPP 5G NR spec compliant base stations from Datang Mobile and user equipment (UE) from Qualcomm Technologies.

A 5G NR IODT is the foundation to enable the interoperability between the UE, radio access network and core network, and an essential step toward 5G commercialization and deployment at scale. The IODT between Qualcomm Technologies and Datang Mobile aims to accelerate the rollout of 5G NR commercial deployments in 2019.

“The efforts to achieve a successful 5G NR IODT with global leading mobile companies such as Qualcomm Technologies and Datang Mobile are essential to driving the commercial launches of standard-compliant 5G NR networks and devices in 2019,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to the continued success of China’s wireless industry, and we are excited to work with Datang Mobile to accelerate 5G commercialization in China.”

“Datang Mobile is devoted to the development of 5G standards, technologies, commercial equipment and solutions, and has been working with industry partners on the 5G commercial launches,” said Sun Xiaonan, executive vice president, Datang Mobile. “We are pleased to join hands with Qualcomm Technologies to work on the 5G NR IODT, and we look forward for the further cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies to drive the maturity of 5G products and the success of 5G industry.”

As a “national player” in the telecommunications industry, Datang Mobile has boasted comprehensive deployments in 5G key technologies, standardization, industry upgradation, and ecosystem construction, leveraging its rich experiences in 3G and 4G. It has achieved multiple leading results and significantly contributed to the development of 5G in China.

Qualcomm Technologies is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, and is now leading the world to 5G while supporting the evolution and expansion of the 5G ecosystem. It launched several 5G NR prototype systems that are compliant with 3GPP specifications and has achieved 5G interoperability with a wide range of ecosystem members globally. Based on its commercial 5G solution, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, Qualcomm Technologies is working with dozens of global operators and OEMs for the launches of the world’s first 5G networks and devices expected in 2019.