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Erik Ekudden
Erik Ekudden, Senior Vice President and Group CTO

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One critical aspect of a successful 5G deployment is the mobile network operator’s ability to support user equipment, radio network, core network and management products that are manufactured by a multitude of device and network equipment vendors. The multiple connectivity options in 3GPP architecture for 5G have created several possible deployment alternatives.

The latest Ericsson Technology Review article argues that there is a significant risk of ecosystem fragmentation if too many different connectivity options are deployed. After considering all the options, the authors conclude that a deployment approach based on options 3 and 2 will reduce network upgrade cost and time, simplify interoperability between networks and devices, and enable a faster scaling of the 5G ecosystem.

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Five technology trends augmenting the connected society

Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden presents the five technology trends driving the creation of a future network platform that can deliver truly intuitive interaction between humans and machines. 

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Simplifying the 5G ecosystem by reducing architecture options

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Previous mobile generations have taught us that industry efforts to reduce fragmentation yield massive benefits. In the case of 5G, an industry effort to focus deployment on a limited set of key connectivity options will be critical to bringing it to market in a timely and cost-efficient way.

Distributed cloud: A key enabler of automotive and industry 4.0 use cases

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Both 4G and 5G mobile networks are designed to enable Industry 4.0 use cases by providing high bandwidth and low-latency communication on the radio interface for both downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) data. Distributed cloud technology exploits these features, enabling a distributed execution environment for applications to ensure performance, short latency, high reliability and data locality. As a result, distributed cloud is highly beneficial technology to support emerging use cases in industries such as automotive and manufacturing, where the first phases of Industry 4.0 are currently taking place.

The advantages of combining 5G NR with LTE

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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.

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