At the award ceremony of the 5G World event in London this week, Ericsson won in the category “Best Plan for Integrating LTE Advanced Pro and 5G.” The successful application involved Ericsson’s approach to work closely together with operators to make sure that 4G investments are 5G-proof. By supporting 4G and 5G on the same radio and baseband products from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, operators can have a smooth migration to wide-area 5G coverage.

The products concerned have been commercially available since 2015 and are deployed in over 190 networks. They are ready to be upgraded with 5G software and operators have a unique possibility to extend 5G coverage by reusing the infrastructure on existing frequency bands, in addition to the coverage that they will build on new 5G frequency bands. This will allow them to give more end-users access to 5G services, in metropolitan areas as well as sub-urban and rural areas.

For more information on Ericsson’s radio and baseband products, please refer to the Ericsson Radio System webpage.