Nokia and French operator SFR have completed a call, using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5 GHz frequency band at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.
The 5G call used Nokia 5G NR technology, incorporating the Nokia 5G-ready AirScale radio platform and cloud RAN technology together with 3GPP-compliant end user test devices. A cloud infrastructure based on the Nokia AirFrame Datacenter solution was built to support cloud RAN.
François Vincent, head of Mobile Network at SFR, said: “SFR is developing a roadmap for the evolution of its networks that takes into account the benefits and complexity of implementing 5G. The joint projects and trials will enable us to meet future data demand in the most effective way, while exploring new ways to deliver our media content that will increase the subscriber experience.”