Ericsson introduced a number of new 5G Standalone network capabilities for enabling premium services with differentiated connectivity such as lag-free mobile cloud gaming, video conferencing, live broadcasting, remote-controlled machines/vehicles, public safety services and future XR applications.
Ericsson’s new software toolkit offers enhanced features for Massive MIMO, Advanced RAN Slicing, Time-Critical Communication and 5G Core. It supports a three-pronged approach to delivering a network platform that turns performance into loyalty, value and growth: ensuring superior performance for mobile broadband services; offering differentiated experiences for new and advanced consumer and enterprise use cases and, with these two building blocks, create programmable network performance on-demand through network APIs.
The software toolkit offers the following key capabilities:
- Enhanced Massive MIMOsoftware algorithms for channel-aware Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) pairing and optimal beamforming selection based on user velocity. These further boost capacity in mid-band deployments with up to 10 percent incremental user throughput gain in high load, allowing for smoother introduction of new services that require high reliability and low latency.
- RAN Slicing advancements with intent-based automation for Automated Radio Resource Partitioning and Rate and Delay Control Scheduling to meet target delivery on a 1 millisecond (ms) basis. Efficient service-level agreement (SLA) fulfillment enabled by real-time automation.
- Improved consistent low latency capabilities of Time-Critical Communication, with Uplink Configured Grant and L4S (Low latency, Low loss, Scalable Throughput) for superior quality of experience even during network congestion and under poor radio conditions. Up to 90 ms latency improvement in high load scenario.
- Data boost upsell and L4S support in 5G Core which allows users to purchase a boost on top of their existing subscription through notification to the device as well as new capabilities to enable and monetize L4S for selected subscription packages.
Sibel Tombaz, Head of Product Line 5G RAN, Ericsson, says: “Ericsson is at the forefront of global 5G network leadership, extending connectivity to all corners of the world. We’re reshaping connectivity and facilitating a seamless transition from ‘best-effort’ mobile broadband to premium experiences with service-level agreements. Our new innovative software toolkit empowers our customers to unlock advanced 5G applications through differentiated connectivity. This not only guarantees on-demand service excellence but also propels us toward our vision of networks as a platform.”