Nokia* has completed the first 5G connection in Oulu, Finland, using a data center based on Intel® architecture and the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform as the end-user device.
According to Nokia, the Dec. 23, 2016, event marked the world's first 5G connection made based on the 5GTF interface – the industry-agreed specification for "pre-standard" 5G applications. This specification comes out of the Verizon* 5G Technology Forum (5GTF), formed in late 2015 to address the growing need for a 5G standard. Both Intel and Nokia* are active forum members.
Press Kit: Intel and 5G
5G will transform daily lives and change how we all experience the world – from cars to hospitals to homes. For 5G to become reality, a collaborative ecosystem must be created. Together, Intel and Nokia* are committed to leveraging their end-to-end 5G technology to accelerate the development and adoption of 5G solutions. The collaboration between the two companies exemplifies how the industry is coming together to make 5G a reality.
To read more about 5G and Intel's roadmap, read "The Era of 5G: The Machines Are Coming," where Aicha Evans, senior vice president and general manager of the Communications and Devices Group at Intel, writes about how Intel is uniquely positioned to power 5G from the cloud to client.
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