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Verizon Makes First 5G Call

Zara Ali - February 14, 2018 - 01:04 PM
Verizon Makes First 5G Call
Verizon has successfully executed the first 5G voice call with the help of Nokia and Qualcomm.

(CCM) — Today, Verizon announced that it had completed first 5G voice call with the help of Nokia and Qualcomm. This makes Verizon the first carrier to successfully make a voice call using licensed, 3GPP-compliant, 5G New Radio technology. The call was directed over Verizon’s millimeter wave spectrum using Nokia's 5G network technology and Qualcomm's 5G NR prototype.

In an official statement, Verizon's senior vice president, Ed Chan said: "With this first 3GPP NR standards-based connection, Verizon continues to lead the development of 5G technology. By partnering with Nokia and Qualcomm to combine 5G technology with our deep millimeter wave spectrum, we’re well on the way to being the first to usher in the next era of wireless communications for customers."

The test was organized at Nokia's facility in Murray Hill as part of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, which includes organizations that develop global telecommunications standards.

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