Press Releases 2022
Kyocera Corporation and SoftBank Corp.
Succeeded in Demonstration of Backhaul System
Utilizing 5G Millimeter-Wave
July 13, 2022
KYOCERA Corporation (“Kyocera”) and SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) conducted a backhaul system verification test utilizing the millimeter-wave band allocated to SoftBank for 5G (referred to as “5G millimeter-wave”) at SoftBank base stations located in Akiruno City, Tokyo, from January to April 2022. This system used a 5G millimeter-wave to connect a backhaul link between a donor station and a relay node station that constitutes the access area. The donor station conformed to the O-RAN Alliance* front-hole specifications that connect to the network. In view of the demonstration test results, Kyocera and SoftBank are pleased to announce that they successfully verified stable communications and system effectiveness.
Outline of the Demonstration Experiment
|Term||January - April 2022|
|Place||Akiruno City, Tokyo|
Used a 5G millimeter-wave backhaul system test to:
Through this demonstration, Kyocera and SoftBank confirmed that a backhaul system utilizing 5G millimeter-wave would contribute to shortened construction periods and cost reductions through efficient use in areas where 5G networks are difficult to install due to challenges such as topography. Both companies also confirmed that 5G millimeter-wave technology could be a new means of communication between base stations and terminals.
Kyocera and SoftBank will continue to consider how to address issues such as lowering power consumption and operational automation. Both companies will also consider systems that can be applied to various needs in Japan and overseas.
- *The O-RAN Alliance, which stands for “Open Radio Access Network Alliance,” is an industry group dedicated to making 5G and other next-generation wireless access networks more open and intelligent.
Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971, https://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, intelligent energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company's consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine's 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world's largest publicly traded companies and has appeared on The Wall Street Journal's list of “The World's 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”
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