Ericsson first to deliver 5G NR radio

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* World''s first commercial 5G New Radio (NR) radio for massive MIMO and Multi-
user MIMO coming in 2017
* New additions to Ericsson Radio System address key requirements of 5G, in
today''s networks
* Pioneering Industrialized Network Rollout Services solution facilitates
complete rollout from configuration to verification in a single visit
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is commercializing the world''s first 5G NR radio for
massive MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017. Together with the
Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins announced in June and Ericsson''s already commercially
available Radio System Baseband 5216, which currently powers Ericsson''s award-
winning Radio Test Bed, Ericsson is first to deliver all components of a 5G
access network.

Tom Keathley, senior vice president, Wireless Network Architecture and Design,
AT&T, says: "As we accelerate toward 5G, it''s beneficial to have a flexible
radio platform that can be deployed not only for LTE, but also versions of
future 5G NR standards."

AIR 6468 combines advanced antennas with a large number of steerable ports to
enable 5G technologies of beamforming, Massive MIMO and -- building on that --
Multi-user MIMO, initialized as MU-MIMO. These capabilities improve user
experience while enhancing the capacity and coverage of the network and reducing
interference. The new radio provides LTE support as well, so it is applicable in
today''s networks.

Huang Yuhong, Deputy Head, China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), says:
"Massive-MIMO, also known as 3D MIMO, is an important milestone in China
Mobile''s technology roadmap from 4G to 5G. We are very happy that Ericsson''s new
radio product is coming to market soon to meet our needs and enable us to
integrate 5G technologies into our existing networks."

A host of new additions to the Ericsson Radio System are also coming that

address key 5G requirements, in today''s networks.

Daniel Staub, Head of Joint Mobile Group, Swisscom, says: "On the road to 5G, we
will continue to invest in LTE advancements that will become part of our 5G
networks. For us, it is key that Ericsson has chosen to focus on advances that
will support us in this evolution. These enhancements will further improve the
customer experience."

Additional new Ericsson Radio System gear addresses 5G concepts

* Three new radios support Gigabit speeds for LTE and provide further
flexibility in design: Radio 4407 and Radio 4412 enable 4x4 MIMO in one
radio unit for FDD and TDD mode respectively, and Radio 8808 for advanced
TDD beamforming applications
* Addressing both the need for unlicensed spectrum options and the growing
emphasis on small cells is the Radio 2205, a micro solution on unlicensed
spectrum that is fully integrated in Ericsson Radio System, using the same
baseband and network management
* Two new baseband units support the growing need for densification: the
outdoor micro Baseband 6502 and macro Baseband 6303 with Ericsson Rail
System mounting for flexible site builds
* Addressing interference issues in dense builds, Baseband P614 enables new
band activation on challenging sites by mitigating Passive Inter Modulation,
referred to as PIM mitigation, from static and dynamic sources both inside
and outside the antenna system
* Spectrum optimization is a growing need and Uplink Spectrum Analyzer is an
Ericsson-unique software solution to remotely identify external interference
without the need for costly measurement equipment and site visits
* Exclusive to Ericsson is instant power sharing, used in the wideband Radio
2242. This capability allows power to be instantly shared between carriers,
standards and bands, optimizing the use of radio resources
* Cloud RAN will be an important 5G network architecture and Baseband C608
provides high-performance switching in Elastic RAN deployments
Peter Jarich, Vice President, Consumer and Infrastructure Services, Current
Analysis, says: "Mobile operators, today, are clearly focused on the race to 5G
commercialization, while also continuing to invest in their existing LTE
networks. With a new 5G radio and LTE offerings which echo key 5G concepts -
small cells, licensed-unlicensed band combinations, Cloud RAN, network
densification, spectrum optimization - Ericsson''s new portfolio additions and
Ericsson Radio System innovations provide a compelling way forward."

To support new network builds, Ericsson has created the industry''s first
Industrialized Network Rollout Services solution. The Network Deployment
Delivery Platform coupled with Ericsson''s pioneering process facilitates the
complete configuration, installation, integration, shakedown and handover of a
fully verified site, ready in a single site visit.

Arun Bansal, Head of Business Unit Network Products, Ericsson, says: "Ericsson
has driven innovation in every generation of mobile technology and now we are
set to over-deliver on an aggressive promise. We are introducing the new
hardware that 5G Plug-Ins, announced in June, will run on, so that the first
operators can start to deploy 5G infrastructure.  And, we are also launching
innovations that improve both the performance and efficiency of today''s networks
using concepts that will evolve into 5G."

[Image caption: New radios, baseband variants, a software feature and a
streamlined services platform will allow operators to shift to the next gear
with Ericsson Radio System.]


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