Recently, China Mobile successfully tested the first 5G phone through its Beijing 5G trial network. When testing for the call, it used the NSA core network and IMS network (upgraded by the 4G live network). So the call between 5G-enabled smartphones could be realized without changing the card and without changing the number. By the way, the sound quality of the five-generation voice call was very good.
As early as the evening of April 9, China Mobile Beijing Company completed the upgrade of the NSA version of the core network equipment. After the upgrade, the core network and IMS network got 5G functionality. Simply put, now, it can be used by 5G-enabled smartphones or other 5 G terminals. The first test was held on April 12. In other words, the day of the first 5G call can be set to be April 12.
In December last year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially approved the five-G test frequency bands of the three major operators. China Mobile was approved for the 2.6GHz and 4.9GHz test frequency bands. This meant major operators were accelerating the construction of 5 G networks. It was guessed the first batch of 5G smartphones will be launched in the second half of this year, and some cities may experience it first. It turns out Beijing is among them.
As for the first 5G-enabled smartphones, we know most of the top brands have already prepared their own models that are going to hit the market in the nearest future. It’s not difficult to guess they come our way from the Chinese manufacturers. So it’s logical that China will be one of the first countries switching to the next generation of communication commercially. This fact is even accepted by the US government.