Telstra, Ericsson and Intel complete 1st end-to-end 5G non-standalone 3GPP data call

Telstra, Ericsson and Intel have claimed the successful completion of the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at the telco’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Telstra flagged the call as the first of its kind over 3.5GHz spectrum, combining the core components from several firms needed to stage a commercial 5G network call.

“It included Telstra’s 5G NSA commercial network, licenced 3.5GHz commercial spectrum, Ericsson’s commercial 5G NR radio 6488, baseband and packet core for 5G EPC, a personal Telstra SIM card and the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform for the 5G NR UE,” said Telstra.

The news follows the July 6 lab-based data call by Ericsson and Intel, together with Telstra and other early-moving 5G service providers at the Ericsson Lab in Stockholm.

“Demonstrating this 5G data call end-to-end using my own personal SIM card on Telstra’s mobile network is the closest any provider has come to making a ’true’ 5G call in the real world-environment, and marks another 5G first for Telstra,” said Telstra’s outgoing Group MD of networks Mike Wright.

“We continue to work with global technology companies Ericsson and Intel as well as global standards bodies to advance the deployment of commercial 5G capability in Australia,” he said.

The 5G data call was made over Telstra’s 5G NSA enabled commercial network using the
following components:

– Ericsson’s base station comprising Baseband 6630, AIR 6488 and 4G / 5G system
software
– Telstra’s licenced 5G Band 42 (3.5 GHz) and 4G Band 1 spectrum (2100 MHz)
– A Telstra retail SIM
– Network connection to an Ericsson virtualized 5G packet core (vMME and vEPG)
running on Ericsson’s NFVi – the 5G slice was connected into the existing Telstra
mobile network, which supports other functions such as backhaul, user
authentication, billing and provisioning
– Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform for the 5G NR UE, running an early 3GPP Rel15 Intel 4G
module and a 5G NSA implementation

Nokia, China Telecom and Intel to showcase 5G Edge Cloud for VR gaming at MWC Shanghai

Nokia, China Telecom and Intel will demonstrate virtual reality gaming at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, to show how a high-performance cloud with embedded intelligence can enable the delivery of extremely low-latency services to the mass market.

Nokia said 5G will open up a multitude of new services opportunities for operators, with complex requirements for each service. “By leveraging technologies like Edge Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, networks will be able to predict requirements and any potential issues before they occur, and assign the resources needed to support services with consistent high quality,” the firm said.

At the Shanghai event, Nokia, China Telecom and Intel will use Nokia’s AirScale Cloud radio access network and Edge Data Center cloud platform to showcase virtual reality gaming over a cloud-based end-to-end network while also utilizing Intel’s Xeon scalable processors.

Nokia and China Telecom are working together to leverage AI and machine learning for the delivery of a range of new virtual and augmented 5G services for industries and consumers, including entertainment, healthcare and education services.

“Intel believes there is a great opportunity to deliver compelling new services ranging from entertainment, to healthcare, to enterprise applications all running over high performance, low latency 5G networks,” said Caroline Chan, VP and GM of the 5G infrastructure Division in the Intel Network Platforms Group

Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate 5G future for esports, gaming

Telstra, Intel and Ericsson have demonstrated how professional gaming is set to benefit from 5G, showcasing the technology’s ultra-low latency – a feature, the firms said,  professional and amateur gamers alike can expect in the future. Continue reading “Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate 5G future for esports, gaming”