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Ericsson’s 5G Radio Dot to provide enhanced indoor coverage

January 19, 2018
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With mobile data traffic surging by eight times and 1 billion 5G subscriptions expected by the end of 2023, mobile operators must meet consumer and enterprise demand for applications such as 4K/8K video streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality, and immersive media. This puts out a strong call for indoor coverage, which cannot be easily addressed by outdoor radio deployments as modern building materials can block outdoor radio signals.

Ericsson is meeting this challenge by introducing the 5G Radio Dot, a small cell radio designed to satisfy the advanced indoor mobile broadband performance requirements demanded by 5G.

Building on the elegant design of previous generations, the 5G Radio Dot takes less than half the time to install compared to other indoor solutions, and will support the new 5G mid-bands (3-6GHz) with speeds up to 2Gbps. Operators will be able to deploy 5G Radio Dot next to 4G solutions using the same cabling infrastructure, same network architecture and dot locations. This innovative small cell solution provides a simple upgrade path for existing Radio Dot system deployments, adding 5G technology capabilities. It is easy to add frequency, capacity, and technologies.

The Radio Dot system has been successfully deployed for many indoor applications used in large areas such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. Over time, the small cell solution will also support 5G industrial applications from connected factories to more extreme cases such as connected mining.

The 5G Radio Dot will undergo trials in late 2018 and will be commercially available in 2019. According to Ericsson ConsumerLab reports, 60 per cent of mobile subscribers are unhappy with their indoor cellular connectivity. In January 2018 report, smartphone users rate better indoor and outdoor coverage among the top expectations from 5G.

Commenting on the development Nishant Batra, Head of Product Area Network Infrastructure, Ericsson, said, “Adding small cell solutions to our 5G portfolio is a natural part of the network evolution. Enterprises have been asking for first-rate connectivity indoors, as well as higher speeds and capacity to serve advanced use cases that cannot be addressed by traditional indoor systems. Our 5G portfolio, bolstered by small cells, will enable operators to meet these demands.”

 

 
 
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