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Nokia, Qualcomm Complete Key Tests of 5G NR Network, Devices

Nokia Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., have successfully completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard that was released in December 2017. The test also employed the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.

Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies testing at Nokia's 5G center of excellence in Oulu, Finland, will provide the basis for 5G NR field trials with operators this year. Nokia, Qualcomm Technologies and operators such as BT/EE, Deutsche Telekom, Elisa, KT, LGU+, NTT DOCOMO, Optus, SKT, Telia, and Vodafone Group are already committed to working together in verifying and trialing 5G NR technology. This will be based on the successful interoperability tests of the flexible 5G NR interface from Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies that will support a wide array of 5G services and various deployment scenarios.

Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies have committed to continue working closely in driving the industry toward wide scale 5G deployments in 2019 based on 3GPP standard-compliant 5G infrastructure and devices. This will enable timely commercial network launches in 2019, in particular in the United States, China, Japan, Korea, as well as countries in Europe.