Nokia and Qualcomm have announced the trial of over the air 5G new radio data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands.
The successful interoperability tests were completed at Nokia's 5G center of excellence in Oulu, Finland using commercially available Nokia base stations and a test device powered by Qualcomm's 5G modem and antenna modules.
The tests achieved compliance with the 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specification in a non-standalone configuration.
Nokia president of mobile networks Tommi Uitto hailed the successful test as a significant milestone on the road to 5G commercialization.
"We continue to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to ensure our customers can unleash the power of their commercial 5G networks, to support the many new and diverse applications that will meet the demands of people and connected things, as they begin to launch commercial services in early 2019,” he said.
In February, the companies completed 3GPP-compliant 5G R interoperability testing across the 3.5-GHz and 27-GHz spectrum bands.