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Ericsson Microwave Outlook 2021

Strong E-band momentum with 5G

5G is now well established across the world, making E-band, network slicing and backhaul spectrum reuse increasingly important.

This year's edition we continue providing insights and trends up until 2026 in the wireless backhaul industry, covering topics from spectrum reuse, microwave and fiber split in different regions, the spread of E-band across the world and wind impact, network slicing and Fixed Wireless Access.

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Key highlights from the report

E-band, an essential part of 5G wireless backhaul support, is now open for deployment in the vast majority of countries around the world. With the increased use of E-band, wind impact on E-band has become a topic of interest. Ericsson monitored the impact of wind on almost 500 E-band links for a year.
Some countries have limited spectrum availability, so the ever-growing demand for data traffic puts a strain on their networks. Using simulations of a real network deployment, Ericsson have made some interesting conclusions on efficient ways to handle the higher traffic demand.
Network slicing is gaining momentum as an enabler for new 5G services and market opportunities. Up to 30 percent of 5G use cases are expected to require network slicing in the future.

Find out about the interesting conclusions, forecasts and case studies from Telefónica Germany, and more in the report.

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