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Explore 9 use cases to accelerate indoor 5G experiences

Small cells

How people connect in urban areas will become increasingly important as we densify networks for 5G. Easy to install, low-cost and high performing solutions will be at the forefront of this densification, including small cells and Ericsson's Street portfolio.

About Small cells

With the Radio Dot System, Ericsson is redefining the concept of indoor small cells with the industry's most cost-effective and modular high-performance indoor radio system, addressing a wider range of indoor environments with a common solution. The system has a clear operational benefit for the operator, as well as for IT managers, CIO's, building owners and managers who may be responsible for multi-location business and campuses where buildings can greatly vary in size and user traffic.

The innovative Ericsson Radio Dot System features an elegant design, both in the product and the network architecture, enabling a simple deployment that is 100% integrated with the outdoor network. More than 120 operators in over 70 countries around the world have deployed Ericsson Radio Dot System in venues including airports, hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, offices, stadiums and residences.

Ericsson Radio Dot System - Small Cell Solutions

Key solutions

Deliver high performance indoor wireless

Ericsson’s indoor small cell solutions are designed to satisfy the demand of data-hungry users.

Outdoor small cells

Outdoor small cell solutions will be an integral part of delivering high speed connectivity to your subscribers.

Connected stadiums

Deliver the perfect event experience with targeted small cell solutions to deliver enhanced mobile broadband.

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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Indoor small cells

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?

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Discover ways to leverage the potential of 5G mmWave

Learn how to deploy 5G mmWave-boosted networks and support key use cases with impressive capacity. Deliver gigabit speeds over exceptional ranges to suburban and rural communities.

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5G and Wifi

5G NR and Wi-Fi 6 are able to boost bandwidth and capacity while being more efficient than legacy solutions. But, which one should you pick for your specific needs? Read more in our latest report.

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Ensuring critical communication with a secure national symbiotic network

Governments that want to deploy their own dedicated networks for mission-critical communication stand to gain substantial benefits by doing so using commercial cellular 3GPP technology. This approach enables the creation of a symbiotic network configuration that is capable of addressing all kinds of critical communication needs in a society, thereby supporting both public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) and the ongoing digitalization of society.

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Indoor Small Cells

Ericsson's indoor small cells are a proven technology for meeting the demand of increased indoor voice and data coverage and capacity. With the predicted growth of 4G and soon to be 5G data applications, is your network performing to its full potential indoors? Step away from the window and jump into a world of uninterrupted connectivity for virtual reality, 4k/8k video streaming and remote control applications.

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Outdoor Small Cells

Ericsson's outdoor micro radio series provides seamless mobility for users moving in and out of the small cell coverage area. These radios have the best in class design, superior radio performance and power efficiency when it comes to medium range 3GPP radio products.

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Street Solutions

Improve network capacity in urban environments. Today, it's all about speed and access to new network capabilities, especially in dense urban areas.
But often, connectivity can suffer in large urban environments, and it can be difficult to expand the network and bring connectivity to the streets.

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