Deutsche Telekom tests 5G interoperability with Intel and Huawei

Deutsche Telekom 5G in Berlin
Deutsche Telekom has conducted 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 Standard with a commercial base station in an operator lab environment in Bonn, Germany.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Huawei initially verified the first 5G NR interoperability in Huawei’s labs in Shanghai, China.

The world’w first 5G interoperability and development testing is a big achievement for Huawei and Intel.

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The 5G test used Huawei’s 5G base station and Intel’s 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform (MTP). It is a critical step towards the early development of full commercial 5G equipment in 2019, accelerating the 5G ecosystem.

Deutsche Telekom and Huawei started cooperation on 5G network research in 2015 and committed to accelerating the development of the ecosystem.

Using Huawei’s commercial NR base station and the Intel 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform, the three parties have jointly validated the fundamentals of the 5G 3GPP NR standard completed on December 21, 2017, at the 3GPP TSG RAN meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

The test configuration used by Deutsche Telekom, Huawei and Intel is based on the largest C-band cell bandwidth defined by the 5G NR standard. It incorporates the latest Massive MIMO multi-antenna and beamforming technology.

“The successful testing in our 5G:haus operator environment is  another significant step on the path to 5G ecosystem maturity and early 5G commercialization,” Arash Ashouriha, senior vice president Technology Innovation of Deutsche Telekom, said.

Yang Chaobin is the president of Huawei’s 5G product line.

Asha Keddy of Intel Corporation said the Intel XMM 8000 modem family maturity and time to launch will significantly benefit from this early multi-vendor interoperability progress and the realization of a global 5G NR industry ecosystem, with initial launches in mid-2019 and large-scale scaling in 2020.