German carrier with Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia and others completed world’s first 5G VoNR call

Just recently, Samsung confirmed that it will hold a new product launch event on June 22, 2021. The slogan of this launch event is “Samsung Network: Redefining.” Most likely, the company will launch 5G technology, terminals, or its vision for 6G.

In addition, new online news from Germany shows that the local operator Deutsche Telekom finally cooperated with Samsung, Xiaomi, Ericsson, and Nokia to complete the world’s first 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call.

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According to information shared by Deutsche Telekom, it uses mobile terminals from Samsung and Xiaomi, including Qualcomm’s test platform. Although this new technology does not require the use of 4G and other networks for voice calls, it directly uses 5G SA (independent) networks for VoNR protocol calls.

The German operator stated that the call was made through a 5G independent (SA) network established by Deutsche Telekom’s laboratory in Warsaw, Poland. In contrast, the network setup includes Ericsson’s 5G core network and Nokia’s IP multimedia subsystem.

The call was completed using a 5G smartphone form factor test equipment driven by Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G and Snapdragon 888 5G modem-RF system, which is supported by Snapdragon 780G and the latest Snapdragon 888 5G system-on-chip.

Alex Choi, SVP Strategy & Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom said “Our collaboration with best-in-class partners to validate end-to-end 5G VoNR interoperability is an important step towards the future of 5G voice services for our customers.”