This is the first ever commercial enhanced mobile broadband solution offering on millimeter wave. The mmWave spectrum, applied through beamforming, gives it a reach that would not otherwise be possible, and Ericsson has pursued this technology aggressively to meet customer demands. The Ericsson solution has a unique strength as it can combine mmWave Massive MIMO over NR with NR on low-bands, and additionally with Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, which enables NR and LTE to share spectrum in lower bands. In a wider context, this allows better mobile broadband coverage and more business cases for premium and enterprise services with enhanced experience.
“This major innovation dramatically reduces the cost per bit delivered to the end user and opens up diverse 5G opportunities in those less utilized higher frequencies. With the associated network sharing capabilities across both the high bands and the LTE bands this technology will smooth migration from 4G to 5G.”