5G Small Cell Radio
Ericcson launches 5G Radio Dot designed to enhance mobile broadband connectivity indoors.
21:13 04 February 2018
Ericsson has announced its 5G Radio Dot to meet the rising demand for effective indoor connectivity. Providing small cell solution, the new technology has been designed to support emerging 5G industrial applications, such as connected factories, mining and hospitals, allowing operators to increase their productivity and efficiency. It will provide an alternative to outdoor radio deployments that aren’t as effective because their signals can be blocked by modern building materials.
The small cell radio is a step towards realising 5G technology, which drives 4k/8K video streaming, immersive media and virtual reality/augmented reality.
Martin Ljungberg, Strategic Product Manager, Small Cell Solutions at Ericsson, told 5G.co.uk: “We are introducing the 5G Radio Dot for enhanced mobile broadband, which will enable operators to meet rising demand for superior indoor connectivity. This small cell solution will also support emerging 5G industrial applications such as connected factories, connected hospitals, and connected mining by bringing the [required] higher speeds and capacity, which cannot be addressed by traditional indoor systems, nor 4G technology.”
Mr Ljungberg has confirmed that the Ericsson Radio Dot System has already been deployed by many operators. One of them is China Unicom, which installed the Radio Dot System in 500 Beijing buildings to extend 4G coverage.
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