Mobile technology leader Nokia has completed the first 5G connection in Oulu, Finland, using a data centre based on Intel architecture and the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform as the end-user device.
According to Nokia, the 23 December 2016, event marked the world's first 5G connection made based on the 5GTF interface – the industry-agreed specification for "pre-standard" 5G applications.
Nokia said the trial used the 5GTF (Verizon 5G Technology Forum) draft specification and was made possible by Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale radio access with the Nokia AirFrame data centre platform running on Intel architecture, together with the Intel 5G mobile trial platform as an end-user device.
''This first 5G connection is a true landmark for the telecommunications industry, and yet another mark of Nokia's capabilities in 5G. With its low latency and significant capacity and increased speeds, 5G will deliver a variety of new and innovative applications, and Nokia is playing leading roles in all aspects of the total 5G proposition,'' Harold Graham, head of the 5G Business Line in Mobile Networks at Nokia, said.
5G will transform daily lives and change how people experience the world – from cars to hospitals to homes. But, for 5G to become reality, a collaborative ecosystem must be created. Together, Intel and Nokia are committed to leveraging their end-to-end 5G technology to accelerate the development and adoption of 5G solutions. The collaboration between the two companies exemplifies how the industry is coming together to make 5G a reality.