Ericsson has finalised 5G readiness for operators by enhancing its 5G Platform with new solutions for radio and the core network.
According to a statement, the company had launched 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) commercial software based on the recently approved first 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standard. It also introduced a new category of radio product called Street Macro – a new site type that addresses the need of operators to grow in cities with limited available radio locations.
To capture growth opportunities presented by the new 5G use cases, Ericsson said it had expanded its 5G core system offering with new capabilities to support 5G NR and also enhance its Distributed Cloud solution.
Ericsson introduced its 5G Platform in February 2017 with additions made in September the same year. It comprises the 5G core, radio, and transport portfolios, together with OSS/BSS, network services and security.
“Operators who want to be early with 5G now have the essential pieces for launching 5G networks already this year,” said Fredrik Jejdling, the Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks at Ericsson.
“With our expanded platform, they will get more efficient network, as well as opportunities to create new revenues from emerging consumer and industrial use cases.”