The platform will offer the industry an advanced solution to test the performance of that new technology.

Intel has just released data on its latest project, a platform to test 5G technology that will be developed at the same time as 3GPP standards, and stand out for enabling collaboration from the point of view of infrastructure and mobile operators .

It has been revealed that the new platform will be compatible with 5G New Radio (NR) specifications , and the first live trials with partners will begin later this year 2017 .

In addition, it will be governed by Core i7 processors and programmable gate array circuits (FGPA), allowing the implementation of the latest communications protocols and air interfaces.

Asha Keddy, Vice President of Customer and Internet Systems and Intel Systems, said that “joint development with 3GPP will enable the new platform to be ready when it does that standard.”

It also says that they will be able to perform end-to-end 5G interoperability tests with their infrastructure partners, such as Ericsson or Nokia.

The main virtue of the platform will be its flexibility, since it can also be used to develop algorithms that allow knowing the things that work and those that do not, in cases of use in various fields.

Finally, specify that the platform will work in bands of the following spectra: 600-900 MHz, 3.3-4.2GHz, 4.4-4.9GHz, 5.1-5.9GHz, 28GHz, and 39GHz .