US telecom operator Sprint announced its partnership with NYU WIRELESS for the development of mobile 5G.
Sprint, as an industry affiliate sponsor at the university research center, will gain early access to NYU WIRELESS’s research, work with students and faculty on 5G-oriented projects, and have access to a ready pipeline of engineering talent.
Sprint will contribute expertise on network design, use cases, and architecture requirements for core and radio access 5G networks and the devices that will access them.
Earlier, Sprint announced 5G agreement with chipset major Qualcomm Technologies and SoftBank to develop technologies for mobile 5G, including the 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard in Band 41 (2.5 GHz) for accelerated wide-scale 5G deployments.
The technology companies plan to provide 5G devices and 5G services on commercial basis in late 2019. Sprint is the first carrier in the world to showcase 5G at a large scale public event – the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament – using 15 GHz and 73 GHz spectrum.
“We’re focused on delivering mobile 5G in late 2019 using our 2.5 GHz spectrum to provide broad nationwide 5G coverage with millimeter wave bands serving as high-capacity, high-throughput hotspots,” said Ron Marquardt, vice president of Technology, Sprint.
“Our research collaboration has the potential to take the 5G technologies from the lab to a real operator,” said Sundeep Rangan, director of NYU WIRELESS and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU Tandon.