Fueled by advancements in mobility and the Internet of Things, bandwidth consumption and network capacity are increasing exponentially.
Research on fifth-generation (5G) technology aims to provide transmission speeds that exceed 10 Gb/s, which is around 1,000 times faster than LTE speeds. NTT DOCOMO, the leading mobile phone operator in Japan, selected NI technology for its 5G mobile communications demonstration experiments, which aim to rapidly drive innovation and support real-world experiments.
Kaoru Kato, DOCOMO President and Chief Executive Officer
DOCOMO will use NI technology to conduct demonstrations that compare 5G with a range of mobile communications technologies. Featuring LabVIEW system design software and software defined radio hardware, the NI platform saves time from theory to results.
“By adopting NI’s cutting-edge 5G wireless rapid prototyping test system, we expect to see results on performance and capabilities faster,” said Takehiro Nakamura, vice president and managing director of the 5G Laboratory at NTT DoCoMo.
In response to DOCOMO’s adoption of NI technology, NI Japan managing director Ryota Ikeda said, "It is a genuine pleasure to be able to support the activities of DOCOMO, an important global vendor involved in resolving the exponential increase in network capacity as well as a leading player in 5G mobile communications research and experimentation.” He added that with 2020 as DOCOMO’s target, NI will continue to provide productive and revolutionary tools that will support the formation of more advanced technology.