Ericsson earlier this week launched new products to help boost 5G indoor connectivity expanding its 5G indoor portfolio. The new additions to the portfolio include Ericsson Indoor AIR 1279 and Ericsson Radio Dot 4459 small-cell radio and Ericsson Indoor Connect. The Indoor Connect product is a support offering for multi-operator and multi-vendor scenarios.
Ericsson noted that attention was increasingly turning to advanced indoor connectivity with countries switching to 5G networks.
“Mid-band and millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum deliver higher speeds, ultra-low latency, and support massive numbers of IoT devices and mission-critical use cases requiring the highest levels of reliability and security,” said Ericsson in a statement.
Ericsson Indoor AIR 1279 tipped to be the world’s first 800 MHz indoor Antenna Integrated Radio (AIR) brings mmWave 5G to small, medium, and large venues with double the performance of any solution currently in the market. The product offers beamforming capabilities and advanced software features plus optimized total cost of ownership (TCO). The product will minimize the need for cabling to limit site footprint and will be available in the third quarter of 2021.
Ericsson Radio Dot 4459 is designed to support Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) New Radio (NR) – the 150 MHz wide broadcast band of 3.5 GHz in the USA as well as the C-Band spectrum for indoor deployment in the USA. The product marks the beginning of Ericsson’s full support for indoor 5G mid-band rollouts as well as the introduction of new options for communications service providers (CSPs), non-CSPs, or new entrants in the indoor 5G market.
Ericsson Indoor Connect is a multi-operator, multi-vendor mobile indoor solution enabling several CSPs with one Radio Dot System to deliver indoor 5G on sub-6 GHz bands. The product will enable CSPs to deliver cost-effective indoor coverage with high performance 4G and 5G as well as legacy 2G and 3G. The solution simplifies deployment while lowering total cost of ownership. Ericsson Indoor Connect further enables faster deployment of indoor connectivity in places where multi-operator support is required.
Jessey Huang, Head of Ericsson’s Indoor Product Line, says: “The quality of 5G service indoors is equally important to Ericsson as the user experience outdoors. We know what a differentiator great indoor 5G experiences are to subscribers, enterprise and industry. Therefore, we want our customers to be able to deliver that – in the best way possible. Ericsson is fortifying our 5G indoor portfolio, making it the simplest and most flexible product range on the market. We deliver a high-performing and dependable solution that is cost efficient and easy to deploy.”