Ericsson Radio Dot System

The Ericsson Radio Dot system is designed to address both consumer and business user’s performance expectations indoors and to remove broadband capacity bottlenecks in large buildings. The Radio Dot features an innovative antenna element that, together with a distributed architecture with centralized baseband, enables the provision of high-level mobile broadband coverage for different kinds of users and spaces.

Customer situation

The Ericsson Radio Dot System enables high performance voice and data coverage and capacity in the broadest range of enterprise buildings and public venues, including the underserved, high growth, medium-to-large building and venue category.

Our offering

The Radio Dot, which is the visible element of the system, has a striking, elegant design that will be welcomed in any indoor environment, and it only weighs 300 grams (10 oz.).

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, but also for IT managers, CIO´s, building owners and managers who may be responsible for multi-location businesses 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.

5G Radio Dot

5GRadioDotThe 5G Radio Dot, a natural evolution of Ericsson’s globally-recognized Radio Dot System, unleashes high capacity and lightning-fast speed to meet the upcoming 5G demands. 

The 5G Radio Dot delivers up to 2Gbit/s speed for first-rate indoor experiences, and supports the new 3GPP 5G mid band frequencies from 3 to 6 GHz.  Building on the existing Ericsson Radio Dot System, operators will be able to deploy 5G Radio Dot next to 4G solutions using the same cabling infrastructure, same network architecture and dot locations. This innovative small cell solution allows customers to upgrade and complement existing networks quickly and cost-efficiently. Along with software only activation, it is easy to add frequency, capacity and 5G technology capabilities.

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The Radio Dot System has been successfully deployed for many indoor applications used in large areas such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. Over time, the small cell solution will also support 5G industrial applications from connected factories to more extreme cases such as connected mining, which can’t be met by Wi-Fi or 5G base stations deployed outdoors. By adding indoor small cell 5G solutions to its already existing outdoor 5G RAN portfolio, Ericsson is a pioneer on this front.

Dual Band Radio Dot

The Dual Band Dot, part of the Ericsson Radio Dot System, enables high performance voice and data coverage and capacity in the broadest range of enterprise buildings and public venues, including the underserved, high growth, medium-to-large building and venue category.

The Dual Band Dot combines two frequency bands in one form factor to simplify deployment, reduce cabling costs, and leverage available spectrum.  The Dual Band Dot enables multi-operator deployments and is compatible with current mounting brackets for the Radio Dot System.  The product also holds the same environmental specifications as the current Radio Dot.

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. With the Dual Band Dot and the entire Radio Dot System family, 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.

Hardened Radio Dot for Outdoor and Stadium Deployments

Hardened DotMeeting the increasing capacity requirements of large stadiums and outdoor venues can be challenging.  Seating configurations, the stadium design itself, and the need for additional headend expansion can make designs complex and time consuming. Furthermore, outdoor and venue deployments require protection against the elements when considering technology options.

The new hardened Radio Dot System has been designed to meet stringent IP66 environmental ratings to enable operators and outdoor site owners to cost effectively deploy high performing LTE/WCDMA networks in large outdoor venues. The hardened RDS solution offers:

  • Scalable capacity via RDS software features like Combined Cell that allow operators to cell split dynamically without additional hardware or field visits
  • Co-existence with an existing DAS as a capacity densification layer
  • Supports LTE-Advanced features such as 256QAM, D-MIMO, and Carrier Aggregation
  • Enterprise LAN cabling makes installation easy and quick as compared to expensive and bulky traditional coaxial cable
  • Reduced headend footprint and power requirements
  • Increased operational flexibility  via several features
    • Combined Cell software allows on the fly cell splitting to accommodate increased traffic demand without requiring field changes
    • Ability to shape RF coverage at each DOT location in order to better manage interference and improve user experience RF shaping (reduced interference)
    • Full 3GPP software feature parity across the cellular network
  • Seamless evolution path with support for CBRS, LAA, and 5G radio plugin

Ericsson In-Building Solutions

Indoor coverage is no simple accomplishment. In order to access your apps and voice calls uninterrupted while in a garage, an elevator, or in a big office building, a lot of integration has to happen, and quickly. Here's one view of in-building solutions from Ericsson.

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