Ericsson has launched new hardware and software products under the Ericsson Radio System portfolio. The expansion is expected to accelerate the roll-out of 5G networks by Indian operators. Ericsson has launched the radio access network (RAN) Compute portfolio, which responds to the service provider’s need for greater flexibility in the deployment of RAN software and hardware functions. The RAN Compute portfolio includes all the current basebands in addition to four new RAN Compute products that provide up to three times the capacity of current basebands. The two new RAN Compute basebands enable service providers to deploy RAN functions centrally, or at the radio site, while the two new RAN Compute radio processors enable RAN functions to be placed closer to the radio for enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-low latency applications while reducing the site footprint.

The company has also launched the new Ericsson Spectrum Sharing software, which will increase the versatility of the Ericsson Radio System for 5G deployments. This will give service providers an opportunity to deliver nationwide 5G coverage with a much more flexible spectrum migration strategy.

Ericsson has also added new technologies to its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise in partnership with Juniper Networks. To this end, the company has announced a new transport solution to create an integrated street macro solution for millimeter wave 5G deployment, which will manage the data traffic in cities. Further, it is planning to deliver transport portfolios for backhaul as well as fronthaul.