Ericsson Intros Radio Dot Small Cell for Indoor 5G

Ericsson Intros Radio Dot Small Cell for Indoor 5G Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson has announced the Radio Dot small cell radio designed to indoor 5G that will be trialled later this year and will be launched in 2019.

Building on the elegant design of previous generations, the 5G Radio Dot takes less than half the time to install compared to other indoor solutions, and will support the new 5G mid-bands (3-6GHz) with speeds up to 2Gbps.

As a natural evolution of the Ericsson Radio Dot System, operators will be able to deploy 5G Radio Dot next to 4G solutions using the same cabling infrastructure, same network architecture and dot locations.

Ericsson said that the new small cell solution provides a simple upgrade path for existing Radio Dot System deployments, adding 5G technology capabilities. It is easy to add frequency, capacity, and technologies, added Ericsson.

Nishant Batra, Head of Product Area NEtwork Intrastructure, Ericsson
Adding small cell solutions to our 5G portfolio is a natural part of the network evolution. Enterprises have been asking for first-rate connectivity indoors, as well as higher speeds and capacity to serve advanced use cases that cannot be addressed by traditional indoor systems.

Huang Yuhong, Deputy Head of China Mobile Research Institute 
The Ericsson Radio Dot System is already widely deployed in our 4G networks. As an innovative small cell solution, it further enhances our indoor solutions and will continue to play a key role in the 5G era. We’re happy to see Ericsson evolving the Radio Dot to 5G technology.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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