ZTE powers A1’s 5G network in test mode in Belarus

A1, a telecom operator, has launched a 5G SA (Stand Alone) network in test mode in Belarus.
A1 5G network BelarusThe 5G SA network, under the 3.5 GHz spectrum bandwidth, features support a variety of applications, such as Gigabit without Fiber Connectivity, Cloud XR, ultra-HD live broadcast, automatic driving and remote surgery.

A1 has  completed Belarus’s first call in a new standard format, by virtue of VoNR (Voice over New Radio) technology for 5G packet voice transmission.

A1 was the first mobile operator in Belarus to implement innovative solutions such as NB-IoT, eSIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi, thereby laying a solid foundation for the future development of 5G, Christian Laque, A1 Deputy General Director for Technical Issues, said.

Wei Wei, general manager of ZTE Belarus, said: “ZTE and A1 will soon launch a joint 5G laboratory in the industrial park Great Stone in order to test 5G network equipment and applications for vertical industries.