NTT Docomo has entered into individual collaborations with five additional world-leading vendors — Intel Corporation, Keysight Technologies Inc, Panasonic Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies Inc and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG — with respect to trials and technological development of 5G mobile communications.
Docomo has already collaborated with each of other eight world-leading vendors — Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Nokia and Samsung — since May 2014.
The envisioned collaborations are expected to include experimental trials of 5G handset chipsets with Intel, measuring instruments with Keysight Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz, multi-frequency-band control units with Panasonic, and trials and innovations on the 5G radio interface with Qualcomm Technologies.
5G is the next-generation mobile communications system that Docomo aims to introduce commercially in 2020. It is being developed for ultra-high-speed data transmissions of over 10Gbps and 1,000 times the capacity of LTE, which will help address the proliferation of connected items in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), as well as to support the increasingly diverse range of mobile services.
"Global expectations for 5G are growing as we approach the start of the standardization phase," said Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Docomo. "We are delighted to form these new collaborations on 5G experimental trials for wider technical areas to establish the 5G ecosystem with additional world-leading global vendors to promote R&D targeted at 5G deployment in 2020."© Japan Today