Ericsson is continuing to support SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., with 5G Proof of Concept (PoC) activities. The two companies are set to conduct a joint end-to-end trial of 5G in the 4.5GHz band in the urban areas of Japan.
Considered pre-commercial, this will be the first end-to-end 5G trial including two 5G New Radios, virtual RAN, virtual EPC, beamforming, Massive MIMO functionalities and test support services.
The trial will start once SoftBank obtains the experimental license.
More news from Ericsson and Softbank:
Ericsson supports Softbanks IoT in Japan (Apr 2017)
SoftBank and Ericsson to demonstrate 5G 28GHz (Mar 2017)
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