Ericsson has further strengthened its 5G platform with a broad range of product launch, which include radio access and transport areas, as well as service orchestration, making the platform more dynamic and flexible, enabling service providers to smoothly evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale.
“We have further strengthened our 5G platform with a broad range of product launches, adding to previous introductions such as the unique Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, to facilitate an efficient, flexible and smooth evolution to 5G networks. Building upon an early focus on IoT, Ericsson’s 5G Platform now also serves as the most complete platform for enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access use cases,” said Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks, Ericsson.
Jejdling noted that Ericsson has the portfolio in place for service providers to switch on 5G today and is currently rolling out commercial 5G networks in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. “We’re continually developing our portfolio to make life easier for our customers, enabling them to manage increased data traffic growth, simplify operations, and secure 5G revenues,” he added.
With early 5G deployments underway in dense urban areas, the next step is to improve 4G performance and build 5G coverage outside of cities. This will continuously require a combination of fiber and microwave-based transport solutions. For this reason, Ericsson is enhancing the capacity of its microwave portfolio and adding a new MINI-LINK 6200 family of 5G-ready Long Haul solutions supporting up to 10Gbps capacities. The company is also expanding its router and fronthaul portfolios to offer service providers flexible and modular solutions suited to their deployment needs.