(Yicai Global) Nov. 17 -- US-based Qualcomm Inc. [NASDAQ:QCOM], Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp, [SHE:000063] and mobile communications provider China Mobile Ltd. [NYSE:CHL, HKG:0941] have successfully achieved the world's first end-to-end fifth-generation (5G) new radio (NR) interoperability data testing (IoDT) system demonstrating a data connection based on Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) R15 standard, Xinhua News Agency reported today.
The IoDT connection demonstration took place at China Mobile's 5G Joint Innovation Center, and utilized ZTE's 5G NR pre-commercial base station and a 5G NR prototype from Qualcomm Technologies.
The end-to-end 5G NR IoDT system can efficiently achieve multi-gigabit-per-second data transmission rates for users at a significantly lower air interface latency than fourth-generation (4G) networks.
The future 5G NR technology will enable emerging mobile broadband experiences such as high-definition video streaming and immersive virtual and augmented reality as well as new services that feature high reliability and low latency for autonomous cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and industrial controls.
"The achievement of end-to-end 5G NR interoperable connection testing based on 3GPP standard is an important milestone for 5G standards being applied to products and for pre-commercialization purposes," said Li Zhengmao, vice president of China Mobile Communications Corp.