Ericsson and Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) have successfully demonstrated a 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call over the operator’s 5G network.
DNB is a special purpose vehicle to deploy and manage Malaysia’s sole 5G network, which is being made available to the country’s operators on a wholesale basis. Together with Ericsson, the operator issued a statement describing the voice call as “testament to the ability of the DNB network to support both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) architectures.”
Ericsson noted that VoNR will leverage DNB’s 5G SA network architecture to offer subscribers high definition audio and video calling at 5G speeds. TeleGeography reports that the demonstration was conducted over DNB’s live network using OPPO Find X3 Pro handsets.
DNB’s Chief Technology Officer Ken Tan said: “The successful VoNR demonstration, done for the first time over the live nationwide 5G network, is the latest technical milestone of how 5G can deliver a new and superior user experience via a cloud-native 5G SA. 5G VoNR can be a key enabler of next generation immersive applications that combine 5G speeds and high-definition audio. We will continue to deliver 5G capabilities to support technology innovation in Malaysia.”