Ericsson Radio System's architecture scales to increasing demands on the road to 5G with multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layer technology. The system gives network operators the infrastructure they need to support growing mobile data traffic needs.
Ericsson Radio System consists of hardware, software, and services for radio, baseband, site solutions, the industry-leading MINI-LINK portfolio for microwave transmission, a fully integrated IP router portfolio, and fronthaul solutions, all managed by a common management system. The flexibility inherent in the architecture enables fast and efficient rollout.
Ericsson Radio System hardware is designed to deliver the most energy-efficient solutions while maintaining performance leadership. Innovations across the board, such as one-bolt installation, allow the Ericsson Radio System to ease site acquisition issues and reduce total cost of ownership.
Forward-thinking and fully compatible with Ericsson's earlier RBS 6000 portfolio, the new system protects operator investments and supports site co-existence. An innovative rail system, featuring one-bolt installation, adapts to any site with zero floor footprint. It installs in the tightest spaces thanks to airflow innovations and can be adapted to any site. Radio modules can for instance be mounted vertically or horizontally on a rail, flat on a cable ladder or behind an antenna. Thanks to its low wind load, the equipment is ideal for tower deployment.
The powerful baseband units in Ericsson Radio System use the same baseband hardware for GSM, WCDMA, LTE (FDD and TDD), NB-IoT, and 5G. The same unit can even be used in multi-mode operation, running several standards simultaneously. Baseband units can be used flexibly in distributed and centralized architectures and support Ericsson’s Elastic RAN concept. These work seamlessly together with wired and microwave-based fronthaul and backhaul solutions. The baseband units have built-in transport functionality and can be simply combined with an IP Router for additional packet transport functionality.
To facilitate easy site design and construction, Ericsson Radio System has a complete portfolio of site products that we have grouped under ‘Ericsson Radio Site System’. This makes it possible for operators to simply build complete sites including antennas, enclosures, power & battery solutions, remote site management, and all necessary cabling.
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