MWC 2018: Qualcomm and Huawei Showcase 3GPP 5G Interoperability
Qualcomm and Huawei announced that they have successfully completed 5G NR Interoperability and Development Testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP Release 15 global standard. The testing, which utilized Qualcomm Technologies’ UE prototype and Huawei’s commercial 5G system, is a key milestone towards accelerating the maturity of the Release 15 5G NR ecosystem.
IODT is the foundation to guaranteeing the interoperability between UE, RAN and core network, and an essential step toward the commercialization of 5G NR networks and devices. The successful IODT conducted by Qualcomm Technologies and Huawei will significantly promote the industry’s 5G NR end-to-end commercialization efforts spanning networks and devices.
In the interoperability testing, the two companies jointly verified key 3GPP 5G NR technologies, including synchronization, channel coding, frame structure, and scalable OFDM numerology components. The companies tested the synchronization, control, and data channels between the 5G NR UE and network operating in the 3.5 GHz band.
The 5G NR interoperability demonstration will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Attendees will be able to see the demonstration at the Qualcomm booth in Hall, and Huawei booth in Hall 1.