Ericsson has made its dynamic spectrum sharing know-how obtainable to cell operators around the globe, claiming the innovation will cut back the time, price and complexity of 5G deployments.
The transition to 5G is putting important price and operational pressures on carriers who should purchase new spectrum and networking gear. However on the identical time they need to assist their current 4G subscriber base.
Ericsson Spectrum Sharing permits operators to make use of the identical frequencies and radio equipment for each 4G and 5G by a software program improve. This implies current 4G belongings might be maximised and the trade-off between the 2 types of connectivity is eradicated.
Ericsson Spectrum Sharing
Clever algorithms allocate spectrum primarily based on consumer demand with a latency of simply 1ms, making certain an optimum consumer expertise. Ericsson Spectrum Sharing can be utilized with any one of many 5 million radios the corporate has shipped since 2015 and is already being utilized by Swisscom and Telsta amongst others.
“For the primary time, our prospects should not have to re-farm spectrum earlier than deploying a brand new ‘G’ and might shortly get 5G on the identical footprint as they’ve with 4G at the moment,” stated Fredrik Jejdling, head of networks at Ericsson. “Within the subsequent 12 months, greater than 80 % of the business 5G networks we assist will use our spectrum sharing answer to attain broad 5G protection.”
Ericsson believes its dynamic spectrum sharing know-how is proof of its superiority out there for 5G telecoms gear. Huawei has steadily acknowledged it believes it’s as much as 18 months forward of its competitors, a boast that its Swedish rival disputes.
“We consider we’re main 5G. We’ve got 81 business contracts and we consider that that is the very best quantity,” Jejdling stated at an occasion in London earlier this month.
“We’ve got deployed 24 networks throughout the globe and we’re the primary to take action throughout 4 continents so it’s tough to see anybody forward of us at this stage … we consider we have now a aggressive portfolio that’s on a par or forward of any of our rivals.”