Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologie have successfully completed the first over-the-air 5G New Radio (NR) call on CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service).
The trial took place at Ericsson’s North America headquarters in Plano, Texas, utilising the previously announced Ericsson 5G Distributed Innovation Network together with a smartphone form-factor test device powered by Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System.
This milestone opens the door to enabling a wide range of new applications for enterprises and industry verticals to support the proliferation of private networks and propel the Industry 4.0 evolution.
“The promise of 5G NR in the CBRS band offers nearly unlimited potential for enterprise applications and industries, and we are excited to once again collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies in this industry first achievement,” said Paul Challoner, Vice President of Network Product Solutions at Ericsson North America.
“This 5G NR call over CBRS spectrum is a significant milestone with Ericsson in enabling the full potential of 5G and will help address the increasing data demand and evolving use cases for wireless connectivity among consumers, enterprises, governments and other organizations,” said Francesco Grilli, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies.
With the conclusion of this trial, both companies are one step closer to 5G services on the CBRS shared spectrum, ushering in more innovation via 5G on this transformative shared spectrum.