Swedish communication technology multinational Ericsson on Thursday launched 5G plug-ins to address diverse 5G use cases from mobile HD video, driverless buses and haptic feedback-enabled drones to fiber-equivalent residential wireless access. “Ericsson 5G plug-ins will enable the evolutionary steps that operators need to take as they develop networks to secure their 5G future,” said Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, in a statement. Also Read - Airtel partners with Intel for its 5G network development: Details hereAlso Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
Ericsson 5G plug-ins include MIMO plug-in, multi-user MIMO plug-in, RAN virtualization plug-in, intelligent connectivity plug-in and latency reduction plug-in. These plug-ins are software-driven innovations supported by the Ericsson Radio System, and are specifically focused on capabilities that operators can leverage within current networks to facilitate their evolution to 5G.
Ericsson is already working on more than 20 leading mobile operators worldwide on 5G networking and use cases, including 5G field trials in 2016.
Nokia Networks is in talks with Indian telecom operators to start trials of next generation 5G networks even as the country is yet to see full-scale roll out of 4Gtechnology based mobile voice and data services. The Finnish telecom equipment maker is already testing the fifth-generation networks with global telecom giants like US-based Verizon, Korean SK Telecom and Japan s NTT Docomo.