Intel Took a Small Step for 5G: One Giant Step for Wireless

Global Mobile Industry Ready to Start Full-Scale Development of 5G NR.

Intel Took a Small Step for 5G: One Giant Step for Wireless
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Today denotes a pivotal turning point for the Wireless industry: the conclusion of the 3GPP Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) Standard. The formalization of the NSA standard stays the coming Standalone (SA) form and speaks to an astounding advance forward for the business.

With NSA 5G NR, players over the ecosystem community out of the blue have encouraged around a solitary globally perceived determination for 5G radio frameworks. It gives the mechanical establishment to the business to start testing and commercializing the up and coming age of remote administrations and gadgets.

Intel Took a Small Step for 5G: One Giant Step for Wireless
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This month, the 5G non-standalone new radio (NR) standard is finalized with a goal to accelerate commercial 5G trials and deployments while the final standalone 5G NR standard is being developed. This is a major step for 5G, and the energizing and catalytic effect it will have on an array of technology and services.

As engineers reported, “Many of the early use cases will fall into the realms of enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as Vehicle-to-Everything Communications (V2X).”

Asha Keddy, vice president at Intel said, “We’ve rapidly evolved our MTP in lockstep with the progress of the NR specification, preparing it for the finalization of the standard. It’s NSA 5G NR-ready, giving equipment manufacturers the platform they need to test interoperability and operators the ability to simulate real-world use cases. Powered by high-performance Intel FPGAs and Intel® Core™ processors, the MTP will have a key role in informing the pending SA standard within Release 15 in June 2018.”

She added, “We already have several NSA 5G NR trials lined up using the MTP alongside our 5G RFIC supporting sub-6 GHz and mmWave, and our 5G RFFE for operations in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. The learnings from our interoperability testing and real-world trials are foundational for our first commercial NSA/SA 5G NR-capable multimode solutions, the Intel® XMM™ 8000 series modem, with customer devices expected in 2019. These solutions will support a variety of use cases, including PCs, mobile phones, fixed wireless CPE and even vehicles.”