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Rohde & Schwarz, NTT DOCOMO ally on 5G technology

5th August 2015
Mick Elliott

Rohde & Schwarz and NTT DOCOMO have anounced they are to collaborate on technological development of 5G mobile communications. The prospective collaboration will include experimental trials of test & measurement instruments from Rohde & Schwarz covering multiple aspects of 5G technologies.

5G is the next-generation mobile communication system aimed to be introduced commercially in 2020. The technological framework is developed for ultra-high-speed data transmissions of over 10Gbps with 1,000 times the capacity of 4G LTE and enables a diverse range of application scenarios as needed for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

“With the leading edge technology in global mobile communication, Rohde & Schwarz is a reliable solution partner in realising the innovative 5G test solutions.” said Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at NTT DOCOMO. ”NTT DOCOMO is targeting commercial launch of 5G in 2020, and we expect the partnership with Rohde & Schwarz to play a considerable role in the area of 5G technology development.”

Roland Steffen, Executive Vice President Test & Measurement of Rohde & Schwarz, said: "We are delighted to be selected as a collaboration partner of NTT DOCOMO to contribute with our test & measurement expertise to different aspects of 5G technology development. With a strong global footprint for 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced, Rohde & Schwarz is well positioned and committed to continuously accompany the evolution path from 4G to 5G with leading-edge test & measurement solutions."

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