Huawei and MediaTek lead with the completion of the Interoperability Development Testing (IODT) of 5G New Radio

Via Huawei Corporate News

Sep 8, 2017

[Beijing, China, September 8, 2017] Huawei and MediaTek lead with the completion of the Interoperability Development Testing (IODT) of 5G New Radio in the condition of enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Ultra Density Network (UDN) scenarios. The test is an important part of the China's second-phase 5G radio technology test in Huairou District, Beijing, which is also significant to guide the 5G terminal industry especially in the early stage. The cooperative test will accelerate the progress of the End-To-End industry ecosystem including 5G terminals, chipset, instrument and network.

Experts reported the progress of the 5G New Radio IODT to IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group

Within this IODT test, the test system consists of the 5G base station from Huawei operating on the (3.5GHz) C-Band frequency carrier and the 5G new terminals from MediaTek . This test used the 5G NR key technologies as Massive MIMO and the new coding technologies of Polar Code and Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Code etc. In the eMBB scenario, The downlink throughput for a single user can exceed 5Gbps, and its peak downlink throughput can reach higher than 8Gbps with a bandwidth of 200 MHz on the 3.4GHz~3.6GHz range. Meantime, the traffic density exceeds 70Mbps per square meter in the UDN scenario.

The second-phase 5G Research and Development (R&D) system verification was launched in September 2016 to promote global 5G standardization, accelerate 5G prototype developments, and build the 5G industry chain. IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group requires that the system vender should complete the IODT test in eMBB scenario with the chipset or instrumental company at least. At the same time, requires using the common specification of equipment and test, the IODT test should be conducted following those approved new numerology and frame structure complying with 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR). Additionally, before the IMT-2020(5G) Summit in this June, Huawei have already firstly completed the IODT focusing on the baseband process with cooperative chipset companies.

Kevin Jou, Senior Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer, MediaTek Inc. said that “ 5G is a cutting-edge technology, and the new 5G terminals will play an important role in the future. We are pleased that MediaTek and Huawei successfully complete the IODT testing of 5G New Radio. This will be a milestone for 5G terminals innovation, product development and even for the commercial launch.”

Dr. Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow and CTO of Huawei Wireless Networks, said “5G is accelerating globally especially in China, Huawei is positively participating the testing and verification of the 5G key technologies. It reaches the great achievements during this IODT test of 5G New Radio. Huawei will continue investing 5G R&D innovation, strength the cooperation with industry partners, make the contribution to build up the strong 5G industry ecosystem.”

Huawei initiated the research and innovation of 5G standard and technology since 2009, and constantly invest in the aspect of 5G key technologies and product research, large scale field test and the exploration of 5G typical use cases. Huawei will promote the 5G global success jointly with all the industry partners.

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