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SoftBank, Ericsson to test 5G in Tokyo

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Japanese mobile telephony operator SoftBank plans to work with Ericsson to conduct a joint trial of 5G in the 4.5 GHz band in dense, urban areas of Tokyo. The two companies said this 5G trial will involve two new radios, virtualized radio access network and evolved packet core RAN, beamforming, massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) functionality and support services.

Ericsson said that the trial is set to commence once the Japanese telco obtains an experimental 5G license.

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