Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel complete 5G testing in the US

The tests took place in the busy downtown corridor of Bellvue in Washington

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Nokia has joined forces with T-Mobile and Intel to complete its latest round of ambitious 5G testing. The group reached a major milestone in their 5G collaboration by bringing a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the busy downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state, according to a company release. 

"The path to 5G is paved with tremendous endeavour and innovative milestones such as our achievement with T-Mobile in Bellevue. T-Mobile takes great technological strides in its network evolution and Nokia is proud be a key partner on this journey," said Ricky Corker, head of North America for Nokia.

The testing was conducted on a 28 GHz radio in a field test environment using the Nokia 5G commercial AirScale solution and the 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP) from Intel, enabling T-Mobile to deploy its first inter-vendor 5G network. 

The tests represent a key step in bringing 5G development from a theoretical environment into the real world.   

"We're laser focused on building a nationwide 5G network for mobility, one that uses multiple spectrum bands, and launching field trials for mmWave spectrum is an important step forward," said Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile.

Nokia will be demonstrating its 5G capability on the AirScale platform at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, later this year.