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5G is here. ​5G is maturing and 5G is delivering upon the promises ​it made.​ But, 5G has more potential to realize. Ericsson supports our Communication Service Providers with the most robust and high-performing 5G network solutions while planning for future network topologies and ideologies.

What is 5G RAN?

5G is about connecting things everywhere while enabling new use cases. A 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) relies on a fully coordinated, multi-layer network with low-band, mid-band and high-band to provide wireless connectivity to devices and deliver the best network performance.

New 5G use cases will deliver new revenue streams for communication service providers (CSPs) and new connectivity opportunities for subscribers.  These use cases include:  

  • Cloud gaming  
  • AR/VR  
  • Autonomous driving 
  • Fixed Wireless Access  

In order to deliver these use cases, the Radio Access Network consists of antennas, radios, baseband (RAN Compute), and RAN software to enable incredible speeds and mobility.  

Ericsson offers both a purpose-built portfolio and a Cloud RAN portfolio for 5G – offering CSPs flexibility when rolling out networks worldwide. 

Connection is everything. And we make everything connect.

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Ericsson Network Performance

When it comes to what customers want from your network in the 5G era, the answer is simple – the best user experience possible. They want experience to be fast, reliable and available, and if you want to meet their expectations and keep their loyalty, your network needs to be constantly evolving. With our leading position in 5G Network Performance and our vast experience of RAN technologies, Ericsson can help you deliver everything you need to give end users the great user experience they desire.

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Macro 5G

The macro portfolio entails 5G Remote Radios, Massive MIMO and mmWave radios with industry-leading compact designs optimized for coverage, capacity and energy efficiency in both single-band, multi-band and multi-standard options.

Indoor 5G​

Ericsson’s indoor 5G solutions (small cells) are a proven technology for delivering high-performing, robust networks. With the predicted growth of 5G, is your network performing to its full potential indoors?

Cloud RAN​

Ericsson Cloud RAN is a cloud-native software solution handling compute functionality in the RAN. Cloud RAN is a viable option for communications service providers to have increased flexibility, faster delivery of services, and greater scalability in networks.

Time-Critical Communication

Ericsson Time-Critical Communication (TCC) is designed to resolve lags and interruptions in 5G networks. It combines the 3GPP-specified ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) standard with Ericsson innovations to resolve major causes of latency and to improve reliability.

RAN Slicing

RAN slicing builds on existing 5G network investments to facilitate the creation of next-level services for enterprises and mobile broadband (MBB) end-users while guaranteeing fulfillment of service level agreements (SLA).

Fixed Wireless Access

As millions continue to wait for reliable home broadband, fixed wireless access (FWA) is an efficient and scalable alternative to wired connections. With smart and targeted deployments, our studies show that the investment typically pays off in less than two years. 

Intelligent RAN Automation​

Our Intelligent RAN Automation is a series of technologies, solutions and services that use intelligent, machine learning to automate repetitive tasks and reduce complexity in the radio access network.

Spectrum Sharing

With a simple software installation, Ericsson Spectrum Sharing offers quick introduction of 5G over a wide area, for all 5G-enabled devices leveraging 4G spectrum and existing Ericsson Radio System infrastructure.

Our latest portfolio launches

More indoor 5G capacity and capabilities

The race to capture the business-critical indoor market is on. Over 80 percent of data is consumed inside – yet only a relatively small number of buildings have an indoor 5G network.

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More with less

Introducing 10 new radios, transport and software for more 5G capacity and less energy consumption.

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Success cases

Why deploy Ericsson’s 5G RAN Solutions?


Ericsson is the prominent expert in 5G – we have the people, technology and spirit of innovation to drive the industry forward.


Ericsson delivers the industry’s best-in-class 5G RAN portfolio.


Ericsson leads the industry in 5G network performance.


Ericsson accelerates new 5G use case introduction.

Reports and insights

Ericsson positioned as a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for 5G for the 3rd year in a row

Ericsson has been named a Leader in the 2023 Magic Quadrant™ for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers report by Gartner®, the company that delivers actionable, objective insights to executives and their teams. This is the third year in a row that Ericsson has received this recognition.

ABI Research's "Sustainability Assessment: Telco Technology Suppliers" technology analysis report

Ericsson was named the overall sustainability leader in the study conducted by ABI Research to assess the capabilities of telco technology vendors in designing and creating equipment, software and services that reduce energy use and waste across the telecom industry.

5G Advanced - prepare your network for the next wave of 5G

The 5G evolution starting with Release 18 is called 5G Advanced. The 5G Advanced standardization is an important step in the evolution of cellular wireless access towards 6G.

Tech Unveiled

At Tech Unveiled you will meet our experts behind the scenes, sharing their views and insights on technology development. Join us as we open the doors to all the new stuff that is about to change the way networks are designed, built and managed.

Traffic Steering with Multi-Layer Coordination in 5G Standalone

5G introduces multiple frequency bands with different capacities and coverage. At the same time, the variety and capabilities of user equipment (UE) continue to increase. To manage the increasing complexity of steering every UE to the most adequate frequency layer, traffic steering needs to evolve. Are you curious to get more insights?

How can service providers achieve strong security by using Cloud RAN?

Cloudification of RAN opens exciting business opportunities such as utilizing the same hardware for different applications. However, it also brings challenges to the secure deployment of 5G critical infrastructure in the cloud. In our new paper, we address four main security threats, as well as the solutions of Ericsson Cloud RAN.

Cloud RAN innovation and purpose-built evolution

Cloud RAN is a key building block for the networks of the future, but the transition to a cloud based paradigm is a journey. In our new paper, service providers will discover the benefits of both Cloud RAN and purpose-built RAN in different scenarios. Discover Cloud RAN benefits and how it can coexist with purpose-built RAN, to meet diverse and varied needs for more resilient, open, sustainable and intelligent mobile networks.

5G indoor use cases

What connects airports, hospitals, shopping malls, head offices, and factories? Ericsson does with a common solution for exceptional indoor 5G experiences for consumers and enterprises. Ericsson is redefining indoor connectivity with the industry's most cost-effective and modular high-performance small-cell radio system.

Why Standalone is vital for reaching 5G maturity

5G Standalone architecture does for service providers what parents do for their children: reach full maturity and contribute to the world in new ways. By supporting the delivery of enhanced user experiences on existing Ericsson hardware, 5G Standalone offers unbeatable time to market and the opportunity to offer new and enhanced services to consumers and enterprises alike.

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5G Transport

Our ubiquitous transport solutions are designed to efficiently meet all needs, connect 5G services everywhere while enabling superior RAN performance.

Network Services

Network Services combines the power of people (Support Services) and technology and aims to create self-learning networks to optimize workforce with network efficiency as well as improve network roll-out performance.

Mission Critical Communications

Our solutions are designed to complement or evolve existing national or regional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks, to dedicated LTE/5G networks or public networks with mission-critical enhancement, providing comprehensive and reliable voice, data and video services.

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