GSM offers unique advantages in terms of coverage, subscribers, operational cost, device cost, roaming and M2M application support.
More than 85% of the world’s population is covered by a GSM network. There are around four billion GSM only subscriptions and 80% of M2M devices are GSM only.
The continuous need for voice coverage with high speech quality and the ever increasing demand for mobile broadband requires constant evolution of the GSM standard.
Thin Layer GSM is Ericsson’s approach to optimizing and evolving GSM for current and future demands, this by offering superior performance with minimum resources and the lowest possible OPEX.
|Voice Coverage||Spectrum Refarming||M2M|
|GSM continues to provide voice coverage for a long time to come with high speech quality and efficiency.||GSM is part of Mobile Broadband build-out through Spectrum Refarming, enabling a fast and cost effective Mobile Broadband expansion.||GSM is the baseline for Internet of Things and the Networked Society with unmatched reach and cost efficiency.|
|Network efficiency for maximum network resource utilization of spectrum, energy and hardware. The Ericsson Shared Carrier solution enables 'THIN´spectrum utilization||No GSM unique hardware enables fully integrated multi-standard RAN with common transport and network management to further improve efficiency.||Automation provides operational efficiency and simplicity while securing stable network performance and low OPEX.|
Ericsson is the technology leader in GSM and has the largest GSM installed base, with the best performance in GSM field. There are more than 300 customers in 170 countries who have deployed more than 13 000 BSCs and 1.5 million RBS sites across all corners of the world. More than 45 percent of the GSM traffic worldwide relies on Ericsson GSM RAN networks.
We have best expertise and knowlede, proven competitive advantages in many key features implementation such as VAMOS, AFLP, etc. Ericsson can provide the best capacity and performance owing to our advanced radio access network portfolio as well as Global Services expertise.
A GSM network layer will co-exist with other radio technologies and continue to play a vital role beyond 2020 given its advantages in coverage, number of subscribers, low-cost terminals, roaming and M2M.
Maximize spectrum efficiency for LTE in GSM and or WCDMA frequency bands, with best performance and minimal complexity.