Ericsson's pre-standard 5G network technology has achieved speeds of 5 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in live, over-the-air demonstrations conducted in Ericsson's lab in Kista, Sweden.
According to the communications technology and services provider's media statement, such performance is critical to addressing both the relentless growth in mobile data demand and enabling the next-generation machine-to-machine applications.
The live demonstration employs an innovative new radio interface concept and advanced Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology to achieve the record-breaking results.
Ericsson 5G network development activity includes new antenna technologies with wider bandwidths, higher frequencies and shorter transmission time intervals. Besides that, radio base stations built with baseband units and radio units are also being developed specifically for 5G trials.
Small cells in a heterogeneous network environment, new frequency bands (including 15 GHz) and high-speed, high-capacity backhaul transmission are also key 5G focus areas for Ericsson.
With faster speeds, lower latency and better performance in highly dense areas, 5G represents an evolution of the user experience, but it will also enable new device-to-device and M2M applications that will impact both consumers, the company said in a statement.
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