Nokia, SFR make 3.5 GHz 5G NR call

By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 08 May, 2018

Nokia, SFR make 3.5 GHz 5G NR call

Nokia and French telco SFR have successfully conducted a 5G call using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over the air on the 3.5 GHz band.

The test, on 3 May, used the Nokia 5G-ready AirScale radio platform and Cloud RAN technology together with 3GPP-compliant end-user test devices.

A cloud infrastructure based on the Nokia AirFrame Datacentre solution was built to support Cloud RAN.

The test was conducted at Nokia’s 5G Test Network and Competence Centre in Paris-Saclay, France.

Nokia 5G NR systems use smart antennas to deliver multigigabit throughput speeds and millisecond low latency. This technology will enable operators such as SFR to increase network capacity in spectrum below 6 GHz frequency bands to deliver wide-area coverage.

“Nokia is pleased to support SFR in accelerating its implementation of 5G and developing new business models that will enrich the user experience,” said Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia.

“By testing 5G technologies now, we can place SFR ahead of the needs of its data-hungry customers while preparing the operator for the launch of next-generation services.”

Image courtesy Nokia.

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