Huawei and DOCOMO sign an agreement for a joint test on 5G technologies

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The reason why the Mobile World Congress is considered the most important furniture fair in the world is mainly linked to what the fair itself entails: commercial agreements between companies in the sector.

The days when, usually, partnerships are held are the first two days of the fair, during which each company tries to close agreements to improve its market share in the sector where the company operates.

NTT Docomo

With this in mind, Huawei and NTT Docomo, Japan's main telephone company, began a contract that led 9 March 2015 to sign a commercial agreement to spread 5G technologies in Japan.

As reported by the official press release issued by Huawei (which we received in the editorial office), the tests on the 5G networks that Huawei and Docomo will conduct will be carried out outdoors in both China and Japan and will have the purpose of validating the technologies for the radio access of the new 5G mobile networks, associated with the new Air-Interface technologies.

The 5G networks, whose commercial launch is expected in the 2020, are destined to transform the mobile communications industry, with a capacity up to 1000 times higher and a speed up to 100 times greater than the current LTE.

Thanks to 5G it will be possible to enable connectivity for over 100 billion devices, the main and fundamental goal of IoT (Internet of Things) and automation in the.

Also in 2020, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted in Tokyo, thus making Japan one of the first markets where the effective implementation of 5G will take place. In this same vein, Huawei has joined the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum, a project launched in September 2014 to promote collaboration between industry, university and government for the planning and implementation of 5G in the country.

"NTT DOCOMO is constantly committed to improving core technologies to offer the best communication experience to its customers", Commented Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NTT DOCOMO. "Therefore we are pleased to extend our partnership with Huawei for innovation also in the field of 5G. We look forward to the first successes on 5G wireless access technologies thanks to the field trials we will carry out together with Huawei in China and Japan in the coming months".

The role of Huawei, in defining and promoting the 5G worldwide, is decisive; This is why he announced a global investment plan of at least 600 million dollars for research and innovation of 5G technologies within 2018.

The tests that will perform Huawei and DOCOMO will be linked to radio technologies independent of the band, such as the Air-Interface spectrum agnostic, with a specific focus on the sub-6GHz aspect. The system will test the new radio access technologies thanks to the use of advanced MIMO techniques (massive Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output) and innovative algorithms.

All the tests will be carried out under real conditions of use of the networks, so as to guarantee the success of the tests and the maximum optimization for the end user.