One expert thinks these deals are being made at the behest of Japanese operators and won't resonate much outside of Japan.
NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, LG U+, KT Telecom, and SoftBank topped Juniper Research’s list of the “most promising” 5G network operators.
Keysight and NTT DoCoMo have been collaborating on 5G research since 2015 when the two companies worked on mmWave channel measurement.
NTT DoCoMo and NEC also trialed data transmission between a 5G base station and a 5G mobile station using a car moving at 189 mph.
The tests could break new ground in terms of supporting 5G use cases using very high mmWave spectrum bands.
The company is working with service providers to embed security in their products.
Intel will partner with NTT DoCoMo on 5G at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
It’s the first 3GPP-standards compliant 5G NR equipment deal that’s been announced.
Test results show 5G potential under ideal conditions.
Intel and Ericsson belong to another connected-car group focused on 5G.
Juniper Research also predicts 5G revenue could top $269 billion by 2025.
An earthquake first propelled the operator to virtualize.
Cisco does the SDN, and NEC does the NFV.
NTT will run EPC in its network with NFV technology, starting in March.
Verizon is especially interested in M-CORD.