The trials, part of  Fujitsu’s broader efforts to co-create new business based on private 5G, started  at Fujitsu’s Collaboration Lab in Kawasaki and will continue  in Birmingham, UK, from March 2023.

By combining Fujitsu’s 5G technology including base stations and applications, with Microsoft’s Azure Private 5G Core,  Fujitsu built and operated one of Japan’s first private 5G platform in a commercial environment in its initial trial.

The platform claims to enable stable communications and flexible responses to network and application loads, without requiring complicated management or configuration.

Fujitsu plans to develop a unified platform that enables integration of all solutions from 5G base stations to edge applications leveraging Azure private MEC.