Category archives: Networks

5G is the new WiFi

Today 4G connectivity comes at a premium, whereas WiFi is free. But that could all change, and 5G just might be the new WiFi…

Football, 5G, and finding out what consumers think of network performance

Football fans – what a summer we are having! Normally, I am not a big football enthusiast, but the feast we are served in Russia has got me hooked! Such a treat.

Why compatibility and 5G interoperability are crucial for success

We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty of 5G as we move the trials from test beds to a commercial system. As part of this journey, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have begun 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) multi-vendor interoperability testing on commercial platforms in Qualcomm’s San Diego lab.

The world champions of network performance

I’m not exactly the biggest football fan on the planet, although like many Swedes I will be cheering on my country in the global soccer tournament in Russia, which kicked off on June 14.

5 things you need to know about the 5G consumer business case

Enhanced mobile broadband will be the first large-scale global use case for 5G, a point that President and CEO Börje Ekholm emphasized in his press conference at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.
Let’s look at five findings from a new report that highlight this 5G consumer business case.

How will microwave backhaul meet the 5G challenge?

Microwave backhaul was once considered a handicraft oddity but today it is omnipresent in virtual fiber networks. This wireless transport media has been innovated and re-invented to meet the backhaul needs for every new mobile system generation – from 2G to today – with each providing new services and supporting much higher data rates.
Still, you […]

Ericsson Mobility Report: On forecasts, Shakespeare and the unknown

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report was released this morning, with its usual complement of statistics and forecasts of mobile subscriptions, coverage and traffic.
A quick perusal of the report reveals that the major trends in the industry are alive and kicking: moderate subscription growth along with continued impressive technology migration rates (from GSM/EDGE […]