Announced major 5G
milestones in 2017 under the theme of 'Road to 5G'
5G R & D and extensive
partnerships and collaborations lay the groundwork for 5G commercialization in
Unveiled the smallest and most powerful 5G radio which
will be available in 2017
held a press conference on January 24th with the theme of 'Road to 5G'.
Ericsson, which has been a leader in the global communications industry for
more than 140 years, has announced major 5G milestones in 2017 to meet the
ever-faster and more innovative 5G era.
for emerging new technologies and diverse services is driving big changes
across society and industry, and 5G will accelerate these changes and bring additional
benefits to both businesses and consumers. Therefore, Ericsson is leading the
way in 5G research and development with ecosystem participants around the
world, and it is also worth noting that domestic R&D resources are actively
involved in 5G software development.
year, Ericsson announced the world’s first development of commercial 5G NR
technology that supports massive MIMO. At the same time, last year announced a
software-based 5G Plug-In that supports the stable introduction of 5G services
by applying 5G essential technology to the current cellular network. In
addition, a number of wireless system products are in the pipeline to support
the core 5G requirements applicable to today's networks.
addition to the 5G research and development, by conducting extensive
partnerships and collaboration with ecosystem participants in various
industries, including domestic and overseas major operators, Ericsson has made
great strides toward 5G in a variety of industries, such as connected car,
remote tactile robotic surgery, connected drone, and so on.
defines 2017 as a momentous year for 5G evolution and will continue to
demonstrate more concrete and commercial use cases for 5G. At the CES 2017 in
Las Vegas earlier this month, Ericsson demonstrated a variety of demos such as
5G-based VRs, drones, wearables and connected car. MWC 2017 in Barcelona at the
end of February will once again showcase the world's most advanced 5G
technology and solutions around the world.
2017, Ericsson will continue strong momentum for 5G standardization in 3GPP,
will focus on various development and verification activities throughout 5G
technology, and 5G uses cases and new business models. Ericsson is also making
a full effort to conduct and to be prepared for 5G pre-commercialization stages
such as large-scale sports events ad ecosystem building.
at the conference, the new 5G radio model, which is scheduled to be released in
2017, was first unveiled and attracted attention. It is a solution that
supports multi-user MIMO and beamforming, which are core functions for 5G
service implementation. It is smaller and more powerful than any other radio
equipment that has ever been introduced by Ericsson. The existing LTE radio and
antenna functions will be integrated and the miniaturization will further
improve the ease of installation and operation.
Johansson, CEO of Ericsson-LG, said, "As a global leader, we will continue
to lead 5G research and development with 600 engineers in Korea. We are also
leading the innovation of the ICT industry by actively collaborating with
various ecosystem participants. We will continue to provide new value to
customers and consumers, present future business models, and provide more agile
connectivity based on 5G."