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Intel and Huawei First Completed 3GPP R15 Protocol Based IODT in China’s Third-Phase 5G R&D Test

Jun 14, 2018

[Beijing, China, June 14, 2018] Today, Intel and Huawei announced that they have completed the first full-stack 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP Release 15 5G NR (New Radio) released on March 2018 in China’s 5G R&D test.

Fig. Intel and Huawei conduct NSA 5G NR IODT as part of China’s 5G R&D test

The Test is an important part of China’s 5G R&D test organized by IMT-2020 (5G), and a necessary part of “Testing Methodology of Low Frequency Base Station Devices’ Functions - eMBB”. With Huawei’s 5G commercial base station and Intel’s third-generation 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP), the IODT used base stations featuring 64T64R Massive MIMO technology and Intel 2T4R terminal, enabling downlink data rate up to 1.5Gbps and verifying the full stack, full channel and full process of the latest standards. As the industry first demonstration of full-process business interoperability, it enabled call establishment and successfully maintained call under NSA network.

From the world first IODT test based on 3GPP standards in January 2018 to the test of the new standards released in March in June, Intel and Huawei closely follow the pace of standards and completed verification in the fastest way, driving the development of the whole 5G industry chain.

China’s 5G R&D test conducted from 2016 to the end of 2018, includes three phases - key technology verification, technical solution verification and system verification. Today, Intel and Huawei are conducting NSA IODT test based on 3GPP standards as part of China’s third-phase 5G R&D test in Huairou, Beijing, followed by more connection tests in the next step.