Qualcomm has launched 5G lab facilities at its UK office in partnership with BT Group.

The chipset maker, which has worked with the British telco for over a decade, said that 5G test labs have been installed at its Farnborough office.

– Qualcomm

According to Qualcomm, the 5G test labs will have BT Group’s live environment installed which provides a platform for Qualcomm Technologies and BT to test and validate new 5G advanced technologies.

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with BT for testing and validation of new 5G features and next-generation 5G services," said Vikrant Jain, director of business development, Qualcomm Technologies International.

"Our state-of-the-art lab facilities will help facilitate and speed up the time-to-market, which means customers can benefit from the new technology sooner."

Earlier this year, EE claimed to be the first European network to successfully aggregate a 5G signal using seven different spectrum carriers, including its existing 3.4GHz and new 3.6GHz 5G channels.

The operator, which is part of BT Group, worked with Qualcomm at BT’s Borehamwood lab where a mobile test device featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.