MediaTek & Ericsson performs 5G interoperability

Ericsson and MediaTek performed an interoperability 5G standalone end-to-end call on the 2.6 GHz band based on 3GPP’s specifications in a lab in Ottawa, Canada.

Ericsson’s ecosystem collaboration with MediaTek has resulted in a successful end-to-end standalone (SA) 5G data call on a chipset on the 2.6 GHz band. This is a key stepping stone for the mobile industry, bringing it closer to enabling commercial SA deployments both for 5G devices and networks.

The bi-directional call was made in a lab setting by connecting a MediaTek chipset with an Ericsson Radio System radio AIR 6488 5G using 5G NR commercial software and dual-mode 5G Cloud Core solution. The call was fully compliant with 3GPP’s Release 15 specifications for 5G thereby providing maturity and better support for 5G SA commercial live network launches.

Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks, Ericsson said, “We continue to promote interoperability so we can build a strong 5G ecosystem, and have reached an important milestone with MediaTek. As non-standalone 5G is maturing, we are also paving the way for standalone 5G to deliver on the full promises of 5G.”

JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless System Design and Partnership at MediaTek said, “MediaTek continues to collaborate with Ericsson to verify market readiness of our 5G technologies and bring 5G speeds and connectivity to the market and to consumers. As the industry moves into the era of 5G, MediaTek is well-positioned with technology solutions across devices and networks to meet 5G rollout plans this year and in the future.”

The end-to-end solution, which includes 5G Core for this successful SA data call, will help to accelerate 5G commercialization and enable fresh use cases in new segments


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