The Ericsson Radio System is the industry's most compact, flexible and energy efficient radio solution – with Ericsson’s radio performance leadership delivered at half the size and weight compared to the previous radio generation. The radio system portfolio consists of macro and micro radios, supporting FDD, TDD as well as supplementary downlink.
The radio equipment in Ericsson Radio System is based on state-of-the-art multi-standard technology, which means it can operate in any of the standards GSM, WCDMA and LTE, either single mode (one standard at a time) or mixed mode (simultaneous operation on more than one standard).
The radio portfolio in the Ericsson Radio System consists of solutions for single and multi-transmitter branches as well as high-order receiver diversity. These can be used in main-remote configurations, macro cabinets or fully integrated into the antennas as Antenna Integrated Radio units (AIR).
Remote Radio Unit
Radios are designed to be installed in cabinets, close to the antennas, and can be rail-, wall- or pole-mounted.
The rail system, incorporating Ericsson’s unique one-bolt installation, provides tremendous flexibility and speed and resolves many site challenges faced by operators. The rail can extend horizontally or vertically and units can be rotated into virtually any position.
A typical rail assembly
There are different versions of radios that support macro or micro configurations.
In the AIR products, the radio unit and the antenna are combined into one single unit and installed in the usual antenna location.
An AIR unit also contains one or more optional passive antenna branches, to be used with an external radio.
Ericsson has a diverse toolkit with the radio building blocks needed to deliver a High Performance Network. Ericsson Radio System can be adopted to specific operator needs, in order to enable better Multi-band, Multi-standard and Multi-layer sites in distributed, centralized, or any other type of configuration.
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