The 5G switch made easy

Building 5G networks

By 2025, volumes of mobile data traffic are expected to increase by a factor of 4, and 45 percent of that traffic will be carried by 5G networks. Communication service providers now face three main challenges.


The three challenges service providers face

  • How to build the capacity required in a dynamic and flexible way.
  • How best to address operational inefficiencies by leveraging automation and AI.
  • How to increase the revenue growth by means of service differentiation and the ability to leverage their partners' ecosystems.

With Ericsson's help, they will be all set to tackle these challenges.

Our unique capabilities make it easy to build your 5G network

This is how we intend to make the 5G switch easy for you: Our evolved 5G platform includes four unique capabilities, click below to find out more

Ericsson Radio System

Thanks to the future-proof approach built into the design of the Ericsson Radio System, it is already equipped with 5G capability. This means deploying 5G will simply be a matter of installing software.

Same system for 4G and 5G

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing

Share spectrum dynamically between 4G and 5G at the same time, using the same hardware. Ericsson Spectrum Sharing means nationwide 5G coverage from day one. 

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Ericsson dual-mode 5G Core

5G Core solution offers a multi-access and programmable cloud native network designed for your 5G future. Manage growth with automation and simplified operations, and adopt the required agility to capture new business opportunities.

One core for EPC and 5GC

Service automation

With automated provisioning and insight-driven service assurance, service automation simplifies operations, moving you closer to the zero-touch experience. This means greater savings and shorter time to market.

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The 5G Switch made easy

Ericsson has played a pivotal role in the advancement of 5G technology. Together with our partners, we have led an ecosystem of expertise from the early stage of network trials to making this technology a commercial reality. As a result, our 5G leadership position is evident in several critical areas:

  • Ericsson is currently supporting more than 30 5G live networks across 4 continents. That is more networks, on more regions, than any other vendor. All those networks use Ericsson Radio, Ericsson Core, or both.
  • We provide a smooth evolution path, enabled by the Ericsson 5G platform and the 4 million 5G ready radios we have shipped.
  • We have the largest number of supported 5G devices on live networks, currently more than 15. We have also successfully completed comprehensive interoperability tests, across all main spectrum bands.
  • We are on the top when it comes to estimating essential 5G patents, and applying a rapidly increasing number of new standards to our portfolio.



Swisscom’s switching on 5G

Why did Swisscom choose to partner with Ericsson for their deployment of 5G? And how do they aim to achieve 90% population coverage by the end of 2019. Watch the film.

Presenting our complete 5G platform

Our platform

Get set to switch on 5G today with Ericsson’s complete 5G platform. Be among the first to take 5G to market and grow the capacity of 4G in your network. 

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How 5G trials paved the way for commercial 5G networks

Ericsson 5G Trials

Reaching the key technological milestone of deploying 5G networks has been a joint effort - a journey and a collaboration between us and our world-leading telecom partners. Together we have managed to develop 5G technology based on real business needs. Watch the video to see what 5G now has to offer.

Check out our publicly announced 5G contracts

5G deployment considerations

With core network evolution and spectrum strategies, you can build for the future in today's networks.

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Dive into 5G

5G for business – a 2030 market compass report released

With 5G deployments now being underway across most geographies, Ericsson has conducted a follow-up study on how to realize the 5G industry digitalization business potential. This must-read report is based on more than 200 use cases, 10 industries and a series of 5G-enabled use-case clusters.

The 5G business case for enhanced mobile broadband

Enhanced mobile broadband will be the first commercial application of 5G and can help operators improve their consumer business. Our study reveals that the evolution to 5G can enable a 10 times lower cost per gigabyte than current 4G networks.

5G partnerships

Through our partnerships with industry to academia, we are continuously testing, learning and pushing the boundaries of what 5G has to offer.

5G trial case stories

We carry out joint 5G trials and proof of concepts with telecom operators globally. Here´s how we're building the networks of the future.

5G security - making the system trustworthy

Connected devices and mobile applications require wireless network access that is resilient, secure and able to protect individuals’ right to privacy. The 5G system is designed with these requirements in mind. Read our whitepaper.

The advantages of combining 5G NR with LTE

5G at mid and high bands is well suited for deployment at existing site grids, especially when combined with low-band LTE. Adding new frequency bands to existing deployments is a future-proof and cost-efficient way to improve performance, meet the growing needs of mobile broadband subscribers and deliver new 5G-based services.

Building for the future with today’s networks

Ericsson’s network technology enables evolution from 4G to full 5G deployment through step-wise implementation of the technology, balancing investments, revenue streams and competitiveness while minimizing risk.

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