Ericsson announced that it has successfully achieved a 5G Standalone (SA) end-to-end data call on the China Telecom's 5G trial network in Hangzhou using a commercial chipset-based terminal from MediaTek.
For this SA 5G field trial, Ericsson provided 5G commercial base stations from its Ericsson Radio System portfolio, the newly launched Standalone NR software, and 5G cloud core solution.
Ericsson’s 5G base station comprises Baseband 6630 and AIR 6488, which are deployed in commercial 5G networks across the world and can support both Non-Standalone (NSA) and SA deployment. Ericsson’s 5G Core, which is based on mature cloud platform, will also help to accelerate 5G commercialization and enable fresh use cases in new segments. The successful SA New Radio (NR) field call on a third-party commercial terminal chipset is another milestone that further boosts the maturity of the 5G SA ecosystem.
This achievement also comes on the heels of Ericsson’s recent launch of new software and hardware solutions to expand 5G deployment options. In addition to supporting enhanced mobile broadband services, 5G SA also enables Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) use cases such as autonomous driving, smart manufacturing and remote surgery.