Intel Spotlights 5G Progress

Intel and Industry Leaders Showcase Major Advancements at 2017 Mobile World Congress

Editorial

February 28, 2017

By Aicha Evans

Last week, I told you 5G was happening now. This week at MWC 2017, I had the great pleasure of seeing all of our progress come to life in a multitude of 5G technology demonstrations —including many pivotal demos from Intel and our partners showcasing amazing progress in 5G. This included the first public demo of live over-the-air interoperability between the 5G Intel Mobile Trial Platform and the Ericsson 5G Radio Prototype system demonstrated via autonomous driving and virtual reality technology use cases.

Key milestones have been reached, or are within sight, across each area of importance for 5G, from new radio (NR) standards, to fixed wireless RAN enablement of pre-5G services, to the virtualization of the core network itself. All of which are critical, because 5G is an end-to-end play.

There has been much talk around 5G as a historic inflection point, poised to bring seamless connectivity, massive computing power and rapid access to cloud resources to every person, thing and market. But when it comes to 5G, seeing is believing.

Press Kit: Intel at 2017 Mobile World Congress

At MWC 2017, Intel brought to life how 5G will transform industries, launching new categories and business models in applications including automotive, smart cities, the smart and connected home, and entertainment. At the same time, Intel illustrated how 5G will change the way we interact with the world around us, bringing exciting and unexpected experiences to every part of our lives.

Intel’s MWC demos highlight rapid innovation with partners in the areas of:

Autonomous Driving

At CES, we announced the new Intel® GO™ Automotive 5G Platform, which leverages the capabilities of our 2nd Generation Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform, 5G mmWave for V2X connectivity, and the Intel® XMM™ 7360 LTE modem for 4G fall back connectivity. At MWC, we showed it off live, in the first public demo of 5G 28 GHz over-the-air connectivity between the Ericsson base station and the Intel GO Automotive 5G Platform located in the trunk of a BMW 740i. It took several key partnerships to make this happen – from the client to the cloud – marking significant progress in the transition from advanced driver assistance systems to fully automated vehicles.

5G Bolsters Smart Home and Virtual Reality

Intel’s leadership in mmWave technologies was on display in the smart and connected home area. With Nokia we streamed high-resolution video over a fixed wireless connection, leveraging our Intel 2nd Generation Mobile Trial Platform’s 28 GHz capabilities. In our virtual reality demo zone, we showcased mobile edge computing, bringing the network as close as possible to the end user, using a live stream of the Nokia race track from the company’s Ozo camera. Our Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform was also hard at work in our virtual reality zone, streaming 8K 360-degree video over the air via Ericsson 28 GHz eNodeB network infrastructure to not one, but two user devices for an exciting, immersive experience.

These demonstrations were particularly notable because it’s anticipated that fixed wireless deployments in the home will be one of the first entry points to true 5G commercial availability – delivering rich media and entertainment at multi-Gbps speeds using ultra-broadband connectivity as a more efficient alternative to fiber.

Vision for Smart Cities

mmWave for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) isn’t the only area where Intel is innovating. Our smart cities demos tapped into Intel’s advancements in sub-1 GHz to shine a light on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable cities to get “smart” about infrastructure, public safety applications and conservation efforts.

Intel was a key contributor to the development of the NB-IoT standard and has a comprehensive modem roadmap of low power wide area (LPWA) IoT solutions for smart cities, smart agriculture and smart industrial use cases.

Connected 2 in 1s

Some of our innovative partners revealed beautiful new 2 in 1 devices with Intel LTE modems inside.

These PCs – Samsung Mobile’s Galaxy Book 10.6- and 12-inch 2 in 1s, and Lenovo’s detachable 2 in 1, the Miix 320 – offer the fusion of versatility, performance and connectivity that represents a strong step toward our connected future.


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Intel 5G Network, Cloud, Client

While there was plenty to take in at Intel’s booth and in the demos, some of the most exciting developments were achieved with our partners.

Exciting progress has been made in each of the above areas:

Intel is collaborating with leading partners across the world to define, prototype, test and deliver the early 5G standards and solutions that will enable a smart, connected society. I see the demonstrations and announcements at MWC 2017 as proof positive that the pieces of the 5G puzzle are coming together in real time to support a new generation of services and experiences.

Aicha Evans is senior vice president and general manager of the Communication and Devices Group at Intel Corporation.

On Feb. 28, 2017, Intel Corporation showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. Intel is delivering new technologies and working with industry leaders on platforms now to realize the full promise of 5G. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
On Feb. 28, 2017, Intel Corporation showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. This includes smart cities that will efficiently deliver services to improve the quality of life. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
On Feb. 28, 2017, Intel Corporation showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. This includes smart cities that will efficiently deliver services to improve the quality of life. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
On Feb. 28, 2017, Intel Corporation showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. This includes smart cities that will efficiently deliver services to improve the quality of life. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
On Feb. 28, 2017, Intel Corporation showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. This includes smart cities that will efficiently deliver services to improve the quality of life. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
On Feb. 27, 2017, Intel Corporation showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. Intel is delivering new technologies and working with industry leaders on platforms now to realize the full promise of 5G. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The Intel XMM 7560 Modem enables the next generation of LTE advanced devices, bringing blazing fast gigabit speeds to global customers with a single powerful SKU. Intel Corporation on Feb. 27, 2017, showcases how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
At MWC 2017 on Feb. 27, 2017, Intel demonstrates how it is ushering in the age of autonomous driving in an immersive virtual reality experience featuring the Intel® GO™ Automotive 5G platform and the benefits of using LTE 4G for critical environment notifications. Intel Corporation is showcasing how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel and Ericsson achieve first pre-5G over-the-air wireless interoperability between the 5G Intel Mobile Trial Platform UE and the Ericsson 5G Radio Prototype system. At MWC 2017, this industry milestone is demonstrated Feb. 27, 2017, in a live over-the-air autonomous driving experience. Intel Corporation is showcasing how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. The event, which runs Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel and Ericsson achieve first pre-5G over-the-air wireless interoperability between the 5G Intel Mobile Trial Platform UE and the Ericsson 5G Radio Prototype system. At MWC 2017, this industry milestone is demonstrated Feb. 27, 2017, in a live over-the-air in a virtual reality experience. Intel Corporation is showcasing how the pieces of the 5G puzzle -- network, cloud and client -- will come together through amazing experiences at Mobile World Congress 2017. The event, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain, focuses on the mobile communications industry. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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