You Don't Really Need 5G, Your Self-Driving Car Does

Self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles (AVs) are the killer app for 5G wireless internet. Right now, AVs are Clint Eastwood style lone gunslingers, roving the highways in search of a free lane. They see the world through camera lenses and LIDAR (similar to radar, but using lasers instead of radio waves). When they encounter other AVs, they pass right on by, without so much as a tip of the hat. When 5G started rolling out across America last year, many people were disappointed. Most carriers are running 5G on extremely-high frequency millimeter wave (mmWave) bands, which means that signals can be blocked by walls and windows -- or even an innocent bystander. And unless your 8-year-old is demanding to watch Avengers: Endgame in full 3D this very minute, you can probably live with 4G download speeds. So what's the big deal?

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Article | June 16, 2023

To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. David Bjore, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “Through our core networks, service providers can get to market faster and can capitalize on new services, through leading consumer and enterprise communication and monetization solutions, enabling them to stay ahead in the race for 5G business, today and tomorrow.”

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Data Center Networking

Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | July 5, 2023

With a technical specification comprising 8 component carriers (8CC) aggregating 800MHz of millimeter wave spectrum, Ericsson engineers achieved delivery rates of 4.3Gbps – the fastest 5G speed to date. Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air to an industry partner test device during interoperability testing. The commercial solution, including network and terminal support, will be available to 5G consumers during 2020.

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5G

Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | September 28, 2023

5G necessitates a different network strategy. Unlike previous generations, 5G deployment is not only about adding more sites and increasing backhaul capacity. In fact, it is more about rethinking the whole network architecture to make it agile. The high capacity requirements of 5G will necessitate the use of small cells in cities and areas of high footfall (such as airports) to complement national macro networks. Private networks (for example to sell into enterprise customers) and the concept of a neutral host (such as for sports stadiums) are further examples of diversification.

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5G Needs Edge Computing to Deliver on Its Promises

Article | February 11, 2020

Edge computing will be a key enabler for 5G to deliver on its bandwidth and latency requirements. In the short term, it can enable developers to provide a “5G experience” at scale. In the long term, it will be necessary to optimise customer experience for real-time, data hungry applications. Telecoms operators have reported that 5G in the lab can deliver network speeds that are more than twenty times faster than LTE1. But, this does not reflect the experience of the average user. And 5G roll out in many countries will be limited in terms of coverage and capabilities for several more years, given that the ultra-low latency standards will only be revealed in 3GPP’s Release 16 later this year. This is why it is likely that, for 5G to deliver on its promises, it must be coupled with edge computing.

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