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Radio access technologies are a fundamental component of 5G. They must support massive numbers of connected devices and meet the real-time, high-reliability communication needs of mission-critical applications in addition to increasing network speed and capacity.

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5G gives telecom operators the possibility to rethink their entire business, addressing previously untapped value chains. With opportunities like IoT emerging there is no need to wait to start testing new business models and create new revenue streams.

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Introducing our 5G platform for the first movers in 5G, the first completely end-to-end solution that combines core and radio solutions in 5G to enable new opportunities and use cases.

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5G core enables ICT transformation and provides the agility, speed and efficiency required by new services and the massive scale demands introduced by billions of IoT device.

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Network slicing is one of the key capabilities that will enable flexibility, as it allows multiple logical networks to be created on top of a common shared physical infrastructure.

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The biggest advantage that software defined networking will bring to the network operator is agility. Agility also drives revenue growth and improves operational efficiency.

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With its ease and speed of deployment, and ever increasing capacities, microwave backhaul can deliver superior performance and low cost of ownership. That's why microwave networks remains a popular and flexible backhaul alternative today and on the road to 5G.

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Network Functions Virtualization is the ability to instantiate network functions in real time at any desired location within the operator’s cloud platform. NFV is an important technology for the 5G ready core.

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As with past mobile generations, leading operators are keen to gain a first-mover advantage in 5G. Working with these operators, Ericsson is leading the development of new 5G technologies to ensure early success and enable rapid adoption of 5G-enabled applications.

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Small cell radio base stations can be installed in existing infrastructure, deploying easily in lamp posts, bus stops, information kiosks, and billboards - hidden, yet providing excellent network coverage where needed.

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Expectations are high - and not only on the performance of the athletes, teams or artists; people also expect to be able to share and enhance their experiences via their mobile devices.


Connectivity is the foundation of IoT, supporting development of new business models and offerings. By building on existing cellular networks, new IoT revenue streams can be rapidly created.

Building tomorrow's networks

Our networks that support the frontrunners of tomorrow are built with five key success factors in mind. 

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