5G

The innovation engine for growth for operators


5G will enable telecom operators to move into new markets and build new revenue streams, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new capabilities of 5G span several dimensions, including tremendous flexibility, lower energy requirements, greater capacity, bandwidth, security, reliability and data rates, as well as lower latency and device costs. 

Previous generations of mobile networks addressed consumers predominantly. 5G will serve consumers and multiple industries. 

Learn more: This is 5G (pdf)

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Ericsson 5G momentum

  • Ericsson is a technology leader in 5G. Pioneering customers select us as their 5G partner and we were first with commercial live networks in four continents. This includes multiple service providers in the United States, South Korea, Europe as well as in Australia and Middle East. We have more than 80 commercial 5G agreements or contracts with unique service providers, of which more than 20 are live networks
  • We have a the right 5G portfolio in place to enable our customers to deploy 5G networks in all main frequency bands for global deployments and utilize their valuable spectrum assets in the fastest and most efficient way
    • Our networks support the largest number of 5G devices (40+). This broad support comes from our interoperability testing with all chipset vendors on low-, mid- and high-bands, and we continue to test devices including gateways and sensors for industries. This is needed to secure 5G in all geographies and achieve the full potential of the 5G technology
    • The Ericsson Radio System hardware is 5G-ready since 2015 and can be used also for 5G NR , including standalone with a remote software installation. In total, we have shipped close to 5 million 5G ready (hardware) radios to our customers since 2015, which gives us and our customers a unique advantage. This is currently the most installed 5G-ready radios in the industry. This enables our customers fastest migration to 5G and protects their past investments
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing software is the most economically feasible way to introduce 5G in existing bands – enabling nation-wide 5G coverage. More than 80% of the commercially launched 5G networks supported by Ericsson will use Ericsson Spectrum Sharing in the next 12 months to achieve a wide 5G coverage
    • Leading 5G performance: In the biggest 5G market, Korea, which has reached 4.5 million subscribers by end of 2019, our mid-band 5G delivers better coverage, 100% better uplink speeds, and 5% better download speeds than second best competitor when measured in the same city. Our unique feature in Massive MIMO, called Uplink Booster, is a key enabler to achieve these results
    • Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core portfolio enables one common network for 5G and earlier standards, delivering high levels of network automation and programmability as well as standalone 5G as a software installation on radios
    • Ericsson is ahead of competition by being first in deploying cloud native EPC as well as providing NR Standalone 5GC on bare metal.
    • Our industry leading end-to-end 5G platform provides our customers with the products and services needed to manage the increased traffic growth, to simplify their operations and to secure their 5G revenues
  • Ericsson is leading 5G standardization with most contributions for 4G and 5G and when counting declarations to ETSI, applying an essentiality filter, results in Ericsson being on top of 5G patent race
  • Our only focus is to make our customers win and our customers have every opportunity to be ahead with 5G

Read CEO, Börje Ekholm’s, blog: The world is talking about 5G. We are deploying it.

 Read more on Ericsson's solutions and role in 5G

Learn more about 5G

Ericsson blog

Photos

Installing Ericsson’s 5G radios at Telstra’s Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia

Installing Ericsson's 5G radios at Telstra's Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia
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Installing Ericsson’s 5G radios in South Korea

Installing Ericsson's 5G radios in South Korea
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5g NR products

5G NR products
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5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm with SK Telecom executive

5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm with SK Telecom executive
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Verizon and NTT DOCOMO teams after the 5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm

Verizon and NTT DOCOMO teams after the 5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm
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Ericsson and Qualcomm team during 5G NR interoperability demo

Ericsson and Qualcomm team during 5G NR interoperability demo
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Ericsson and Qualcomm team during 5G NR interoperability demo

5G NR interoperability demo on 39GHz – Ericsson and Qualcomm equipment
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5G NR interoperability demo on 39GHz – Ericsson and Intel equipment

5G NR interoperability demo on 39GHz – Ericsson and Intel equipment
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Putting our ideas into practice with customers - highlights

Ericsson and MediaTek in 5G voice landmark
Dec 16, 2019

Ericsson and TDC drive 5G commercialization in Denmark with new pilot network
Dec 11, 2019

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing milestone connects continents, 5G live networks and 5G devices
Dec 2, 2019

MTN South Africa selects Ericsson for commercial 5G Core and Radio
Nov 14, 2019

Zain selects Ericsson for 5G in Bahrain
Nov 11, 2019

eir launches 5G in Ireland: powered by Ericsson 5G Core
Oct 31, 2019

Korea’s LG U+ selects Ericsson as a 5G RAN and 5G Core vendor
Oct 18, 2019

Telia Norway selects Ericsson as sole 5G RAN provider
Oct 8, 2019

Ericsson and KDDI to deploy 5G network
Sep 30, 2019

Ericsson and Telenor test Norway’s largest 5G pilot network
Sep 26, 2019

Ericsson and Qualcomm achieve commercial standalone 5G milestone
Sep 12, 2019

Ericsson and Vodafone bring 5G to Germany
Aug 5, 2019

Vodafone goes live with Ericsson 5G technology in London
Jul 3, 2019

DIGI | RCS & RDS and Ericsson go live with 5G mobile service in Romania
Jun 27, 2019

GCI selects Ericsson for 5G rollout in Alaska
Jun 18, 2019

Ericsson and SoftBank Corp. to deploy multi-band 5G network
May 29, 2019

Batelco and Ericsson to launch 5G in Bahrain
Mar 30, 2019

TDC selects Ericsson for 5G and Ericsson Operations Engine managed services

Mar 18, 2019

U.S. Cellular selects Ericsson for 5G deployments
Feb 28, 2019

Etisalat UAE selects Ericsson for 5G
Feb 26, 2019

STC and Ericsson launch 5G network in Saudi Arabia
Feb 25, 2019

Ericsson selected by Ooredoo Qatar to enable 5G
Feb 25, 2019

TIM and Ericsson make first 5G NR video call using mmWave spectrum in Europe
Dec 20, 2018

Ericsson, SK Telecom and Qualcomm collaborate to break 5G barriers
Dec 13, 2018

Sweden's first 5G network is live at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dec 5, 2018

5G powers 3D holographic communication
Nov 22, 2018

MTN, Ericsson and Netstar record 5G first for South Africa
Nov 15, 2018

Telenor selects Ericsson for 5G core network transformation
Nov 14, 2018

Developers use 5G to power innovation in robotics
Nov 13, 2018

Swisscom, Ericsson, Qualcomm and WNC successfully test 5G smartphone prototype on live 5G network
Nov 8, 2018

Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G
Nov 7, 2018

Ericsson and Telstra announce 5G partnership
Oct 23, 2018

T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement
Sep 11, 2018

Ericsson brings 5G to life for US operators
Sep 10, 2018

Ericsson and Qualcomm complete 3GPP-compliant 5G data call on 39 GHz
Sep 7, 2018

Ericsson delivers end-to-end 5G transport solution to Swisscom
Sep 7, 2018

Ericsson and Swisscom get 5G ready for business
Sep 4, 2018

Hi3G selects Ericsson to develop transport network for 5G in Denmark
Aug 15, 2018

Ericsson increasing US investments to support accelerated 5G deployments
Aug 10, 2018

Ericsson and KPN look to improve traffic safety with 5G
Aug 3, 2018

Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing
Aug 2, 2018

Pioneering use of glass-mounted antenna for 5G connected vehicles
July 26, 2018

Singtel and Ericsson to launch Singapore's first 5G pilot network
July 23, 2018

Ericsson, Telstra and Intel achieve first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call over licenced 3.5GHz spectrum
July 16, 2018

Ericsson and Intel achieve milestone with end-to-end 5G data call
July 6, 2018

MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line
Jun 21, 2018

Ericsson, Intel and China Mobile achieve 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor Standalone 5G NR interoperability
Jun 14, 2018

FOX teams with Ericsson, Intel, AT&T to deliver 4K over 5G at 2018 U.S. Open
May 15, 2018

Rogers and Ericsson partner on 5G for Canada
Apr 16, 2018

Ericsson and MTS establish 5G research center in Russia
Feb 28, 2018

Ericsson and T-Mobile to deploy multi-band nationwide 5G network
Feb 27, 2018

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