KDDI has selected Fujitsu for supplying its O-RAN compatible 5G Radio Unit for the construction of virtualized base station for 5G commercial services in Japan in the second half of FY2021.
Fujitsu will make miniaturization and low power consumption a reality for Radio Units that utilize highly-efficient, wide-band power amplification technology.
Mounting more antenna elements than conventional MIMO (Multi Input Multi Output technologies enhance the effects of beamforming and spatial multiplexing and will help to deliver seamless, speedy mobile communications for users in places where many people gather, Fujitsu said.
“KDDI aims to provide end-to-end network slicing services with 5G network. We expect that Fujitsu’s Radio Unit that is O-RAN (Open Interfaces) compliant will contribute significantly to the realization of this plan,” Toshikazu Yokai, executive officer of KDDI Corporation, said.