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5G RAN

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5G RAN

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.

Choose your interest areas​

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.

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. 

Ericsson Antenna System

The antenna system is one of the most crucial areas in a radio access network. Ericsson Antenna System is an integral part of Ericsson Radio System and provides a full range of high-quality products in the following areas: passive antennas, active antennas, filters and combiners, tower mounted amplifiers, feeder system, and accessories.

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).

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.

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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Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is on top of CSPs’ agenda – together with the increased capacity demands and the need to address the challenge of exponential data traffic growth. That’s why we are constantly innovating our portfolio and integrate our solutions with renewable energy sources. So, we improve energy efficiency while increasing performance and accelerating the build of nationwide, fully performing 5G.

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Our latest portfolio launches and announcements

Take the leap beyond energy efficiency

Ericsson Site Energy Orchestration is a combination of machine learning (M/L) and AI RAN applications (rApps) that act as an ingerfase between global networks and energy grids. The solution not only reduces cost but also ulocks opportunities to generate revenue.

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More performance. More sustainability. More openness. More automation.

12 new radio, software, transport and antenna innovations to help service providers to increase energy efficiency, maximize spectrum utilization and own high-performing networks. In addition, complete radio line-up prepared for Open RAN.

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Enabling differentiated connectivity offerings with new software toolkit

The newly launched software toolkit helps communications service providers increase the value of 5G services with performance and connectivity differentiation enhancements for experience-based offerings.

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Own the future - pave the way for 5G Advanced

Ericsson’s RAN Compute portfolio is a new leap in technology, offering the best performance, capacity, and flexibility while increasing energy efficiency, and it’s all powered by Ericsson Silicon.

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Success cases

Reports and insights

How can network modernization help CSPs in their sustainability strategies?

Modernization has always been a vital part of meeting user experience and business targets, and it has also become increasingly relevant to execute on energy cost reductions and Net Zero ambitions. Ericsson works relentlessly to achieve higher network capacity with reduced energy consumption and carbon footprint - in essence, doing more with less.

Ericsson positioned as a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for 5G for the 4th year in a row

Ericsson has been named a Leader in the 2024 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.

Ericsson retains top ranking in Frost Radar™ Global 5G Network Infrastructure Market 2024 Report

Ericsson has been ranked as the leader in the Frost Radar™ 5G Network Infrastructure Market 2024 report for the third consecutive year. This shows Ericsson’s consistent ability to scale its innovations and growth in the field, and reaffirms Ericsson’s leadership in the 5G network infrastructure market, which spans radio access networks (RAN), transport networks, and core networks.

Ericsson ranked as the leader in Omdia market landscape: RAN vendors 2024 report

Ericsson ranked as the leader across both business performance and portfolio dimensions. Ericsson is strong across all categories, and its key strengths include its radio portfolio breadth, Massive MIMO products, and baseband units’ power efficiency.

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.

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.

Why deploy Ericsson’s 5G RAN Solutions?

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

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

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Ericsson leads the industry in 5G network performance.

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Ericsson accelerates new 5G use case introduction.

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