T- Mobile is going to launch first 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state with the collaboration of Nokia and Intel.
A field test was conducted using the Nokia 5G commercial AirScale solution and the 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP) from Intel, with T-Mobile’s first inter-vendor 5G network. The testing also allows T-Mobile and Nokia to understand how mmWave based 5G can be integrated with existing networks and how it run with existing LTE network.
Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile, said in twitter “T-Mobile is aggressively building a mobile 5G network and we’re excited to move into field trials with Nokia!”. He also said “We’re laser focused on building a nationwide 5G network for mobility, one that uses multiple spectrum bands, and launching field trials for mmWave spectrum is an important step forward.”
“The path to 5G is paved with tremendous endeavor and innovative milestones such as our achievement with T-Mobile in Bellevue. T-Mobile takes great technological strides in its network evolution and Nokia is proud be a key partner on this journey” said Ricky Corker, head of North America Nokia.
Nokia is going to demonstrate 5G on the AirScale platform at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain which will start from February 26 to March 1.