Ericsson Baseband

Ericsson took the world’s best baseband and made it better. Customer experience in live networks around the world demonstrates Ericsson technology leadership with the best performing networks and the industry’s most compact baseband.

Multi-core - Ericsson has taken its world leading Many-Core Architecture and doubled the number of processor cores and coupled it to cutting-edge parallel processing software to deliver the industry-leading radio network system. Ericsson’s Many-core baseband Architecture supports massive multi-core processing with 10 times the energy efficiency of commercial, off-the-shelf processors. 

Multi-standard - Ericsson’s baseband unit supports LTE (FDD & TDD), WCDMA and GSM on the same, single-board, hardware platform. This provides operators with a future-proof solution and full flexibility in terms of how and when to migrate existing spectrum assets to LTE.

Full Mixed-mode – It can run GSM, WCDMA, LTE and Massive IoT concurrently on a single Baseband board. With the increased capacity of Ericsson’s latest Baseband the amount of space and energy required can be reduced. Ericsson’s Baseband architecture provides operators with easy migration of GSM or WCDMA spectrum to LTE, with a simple software update. It is designed for 5G compatibility. It supports Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins which are software-driven innovations that bring key 5G technology concepts to today's mobile network.

Cell capacity - Supporting 5 LTE bands with Carrier Aggregation or aggregating FDD & TDD carriers to provide coverage AND capacity, Ericsson’s baseband unit provides the bandwidth required to meet the needs or increasing traffic and customers’ performance expectations.

The Baseband function in the Ericsson Radio System consists of a number of different products that are used to perform the following important tasks in a radio network:

  • Multi-standard GSM, WCDMA and LTE (FDD/TDD)
  • Baseband processing for the uplink and downlink
  • The interfaces between the radio network and the O&M interface for the node
  • Synchronization from the transport network connection or external GPS
  • Backhaul connectivity
  • Passive Inter Modulation (PIM) mitigation
  • Baseband interconnect for elastic RAN

Ericsson has also baseband solutions that are optimized for micro sites or outdoor macro rail sites.

The Baseband supports Ericsson Cloud RAN architecture that can be deployed in both centralized and distributed configurations and supports optimal coordination and virtualization techniques.

The Baseband is connected to the core network via a mobile backhaul network using electrical or optical interfaces. Cell site router functionality is integrated in the Baseband to aggregate IP traffic on the site.

The Baseband can be complemented with Baseband T or Router 6000 equipment from Ericsson for high capacity sites or legacy sites that require Abis over IP (TDM) connectivity. Ericsson MINI-LINK products are part of the Ericsson Radio System and can be used when a wireless backhaul is preferred over a fixed line solution.

Baseband C can act as an baseband interconnect for elastic RAN.

Baseband P and R are situated between Baseband and Radio. Baseband P can mitigate PIM both created inside or outside the Antenna System. Baseband R increases connectivity for new and existing Radio units in large Radio system configurations

The Ericsson Radio System Baseband products are fully backwards compatible with the RBS 6000 family.