DOCOMO inks 5G deals with Intel, Keysight, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz

NTT DOCOMO announced its 5G partnership with five additional vendors — Intel, Keysight Technologies, Panasonic, Qualcomm Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz.

DOCOMO has already tied up with other eight vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Nokia and Samsung.

The 5G partnerships are expected to include trials of 5G handset chipsets with Intel, measuring instruments with Keysight Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz, multi-frequency-band control units with Panasonic, and trials on the 5G radio interface with Qualcomm Technologies.
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DOCOMO aims to introduce 5G commercially in 2020 – ensuring data transmissions of over 10Gbps and 1,000 times the capacity of LTE, which will support Internet of Things (IoT) and diverse range of mobile services.

“Global expectations for 5G are growing as we approach the start of the standardization phase,” said Seizo Onoe, executive vice president and chief technology officer at DOCOMO.

DOCOMO and its partners expect to begin technical discussions and various indoor trials at the DOCOMO R&D Center in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture within the current fiscal year ending in March 2016. The trials will expand to outdoor settings thereafter.

Baburajan K
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