KDDI and Ericsson sign 5G MoU
Japanese operator KDDI has signed a MoU with Ericsson to collaborate on the research and development of 5G.
The agreement will see the two companies work on 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components. Areas of interest for the companies include radio and core technologies.
“We are committed to providing high-quality network performance and user experience to address the needs and expectation of our customers. Through our joint efforts with Ericsson we will study 5G technologies and take an important step toward bringing 5G capabilities to the market,” said KDDI’s managing executive officer for the technology sector Yoshiaki Uchida.
The move continues Ericsson’ focus on 5G test network initiatives. Earlier in November, Ericsson conducted trials with NTT DoCoMo for its 5G radio test bed. The trials will allow operators to conduct live field trials of radio technologies that are being studied for 5G services, which are expected to enter commercial operation in 2020.