Intel announces new industry partnerships and products that lay the groundwork for faster, smarter and more efficient 5G wireless networks.

During the 2016 MWC Conference, that is being held February 22-25 in Barcelona, Intel Corporation has announced new industry partnerships and products that lay the groundwork for faster, smarter and more efficient 5G wireless networks designed to deliver amazing new experiences throughout daily life.

“Billions of increasingly smart and connected devices, data-rich personalized services, and cloud applications are driving the need for smarter and more powerful networks. The transition to 5G brings communications and computing together and is a fundamental shift for the industry. It is essential to lay the foundation for future 5G networks now to make amazing experiences of the future possible,” said Aicha Evans, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Communication and Devices Group.

Intel’s 5G mobile trial platform offers a high-performance development platform for faster integration and testing of 5G devices and wireless access points. At the moment, Intel collaborates with global operators on 5G development, prototyping and testing with this new trial platform.

The company collaborates with mobile ecosystem leaders to set the stage for future widespread 5G commercial availability.

Ericsson and Intel work with mobile operators on 5G solutions and engaging in joint trials, as an extension of the current partnership in network transformation, cloud and IoT.

KT and Intel will implement 5G trials in 2018 that develop and verify 5G wireless technology and associated devices, virtual network platforms and joint standardization efforts.

LG Electronics and Intel will develop and pilot 5G telematics technology for next-generation cars.

Nokia and Intel are collaborating on pre-standard 5G radio technologies and network solutions to enable early implementation of both 5G mobile client and wireless infrastructure, as well as interoperability of 5G radio technologies to meet the device connectivity requirements for future wireless networks.

SK Telecom and Intel are developing and verifying 5G mobile device and network solutions, as well as devices for Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in unlicensed spectrum bands during 2016. Through their continued collaboration on 5G technologies, the companies also showcased advances in radio access network technologies, including anchor-booster cell and massive MIMO to further improve 5G wireless network capacity.

Verizon and Intel are conducting field trials for 5G wireless solutions through the Verizon 5G Technology Forum to demonstrate how millimeter wave spectrum, which is capable of supporting data capacity and speeds an order of magnitude higher than today’s cellular networks, is a viable way to deliver high-quality and fast wireless connectivity to homes and businesses.

The 2016 MWC Conference programme provides an in-depth coverage of the current and future mobile industry, highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technological developments, next generation services and growth strategies.

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