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14th May 2021
5G already changing smartphone user behaviour

A new report by Ericsson ConsumerLab has highligted the impact that 5G is already having on smartphone users worldwide and what they expect the technology to deliver in the future. Indoor coverage is one of the focus areas to emerge from the consumer research, with one-in-five 5G users already reducing WiFi use on their phones indoors because of the benefits of 5G mobile connectivity.

30th January 2018
Indoor 5G coverage receives big boost

With mobile data traffic surging by eight times and 1 billion 5G subscriptions expected by the end of 2023, mobile operators must meet consumer and enterprise demand for applications such as 4K/8K video streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality, and immersive media. This puts out a strong call for indoor coverage, which cannot be easily addressed by outdoor radio deployments as modern building materials can block outdoor radio signals.

29th January 2018
What's on consumers' 5G wish lists?

What will it take for operators to gain consumers’ trust as they gear up for a 5G future? Ericsson has announced Towards a 5G consumer future – its consumer and industry insight report that discusses the six calls to action from consumers that operators need to act upon to provide a foundation for adoption of 5G technology. The report, the biggest 5G consumer expectation study to date, represents the views of 800 million sma...

20th December 2017
Fixed wireless and satellite operations partnership extended

Through to 2020, NBN Co has announced it will continue its fixed wireless and Sky Muster managed services partnership with Ericsson. Ericsson will continue to be responsible for nbn fixed wireless network operations, ground systems operations for Sky Muster - the operator’s satellite service - as well as customer connections and assurance for both technologies.  

11th December 2017
There could be one billion 5G subscriptions by 2023

By 2023, Ericsson forecasts there will be one billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20% of the world’s population by the end of 2023. The first commercial networks based on 5G New Radio (NR) are expected to go live in 2019, with major depl...

10th November 2017
Investing in a digital Switzerland

  Telecommunications provider in Switzerland, Swisscom, has selected Ericsson for complete digital transformation and evolution of its entire network to deploy nationwide Gigabit LTE from 2018, and 5G from 2020.

3rd November 2017
Indoor Gigabit LTE coming to Switzerland

Starting with the deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in the operator’s retail stores, Ericsson and Swisscom are bringing gigabit connectivity to Swiss consumers. This is a big leap toward supplying greater quality coverage and capacity in hard-to-reach places such as garages, elevators and commercial buildings, and delivering a true gigabit experience to all Swisscom subscribers across the entire network.

2nd November 2017
Telefónica Chile evolves core network

Ericsson has been selected by Telefónica Chile, the largest mobile network operator and internet service provider in the country, to completely virtualise the operator’s core network. A fully virtualised core network provides the operator with faster time-to-market of innovative new products and services that capture the opportunities presented by use cases in 5G and the IoT.

1st November 2017
Bringing 5G to Chile

Ericsson has extended its 20 year partnership with Entel, the largest telecommunications company in Chile. Under the terms of the new contract, Ericsson will prepare Entel’s network in the evolution path towards 5G by deploying its latest LTE FDD network technologies and LTE TDD Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output). This will allow Entel to increase its competitiveness and capture additional revenue streams. Entel will be the firs...

10th October 2017
China shows that it's 5G ready

The first successful 5G 3.5GHz multi-vendor end-to-end Interoperability Developmental Test (IoDT) in China has been completed at a 5G field test Beijing following a partnership between Ericsson and Intel. The field test is a significant milestone since China’s three major operators have already announced plans to roll-out 5G in the 3.5GHz band.

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14th September 2017
Ericsson partners with Zenuity for self-driving cars

  To develop a platform for connected safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Support (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) software and functions, Ericsson will collaborate with Zenuity, an automotive software development.

5th September 2017
Bridging the gap from 4G to 5G

Global provider of communications technology, Ericsson, has introduced a new radio product, AIR 3246, for Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (Massive MIMO), which is a complement to Ericsson’s global 5G radio offering. AIR 3246 supports both 4G/LTE and 5G NR (New Radio) technologies and is Ericsson’s first 5G NR radio for frequency division duplex (FDD). This launch will enable operators – especially in metropolitan are...

29th June 2017
Advanced bus converter upgraded to include burst-mode capability

  The award-winning BMR458 third-generation 3E quarter-brick advanced bus converter from Ericsson Power Modules has been upgraded to integrate burst-mode operation, which enables the module to handle 1079W of peak power for a brief period of time, up to a maximum of one second.

22nd June 2017
Ericsson to divest power modules business to Flex

Ericsson has signed an agreement with multinational technology and Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider Flex, to divest Ericsson Power Modules (EPM). The divestment is in line with Ericsson's focused business strategy, presented on March 28, to strengthen its core business and portfolio areas (networks, digital services and IoT).

11th May 2017
Duo of isolated eighth-brick DC/DC converters deliver on efficiency

A pair of DC/DC converter modules in eighth-brick formats has been launched by Ericsson, which are able to handle currents of up to 40A and deliver world-leading efficiency. Enabling reduced energy and cooling costs, these two modules are the most efficient 40A-class eighth-brick-format power modules in the industry: the PKB4211D and PKB4110D deliver respective efficiencies of up to 95.3% and 94.7%, with tightly regulated 5 and 3.3V outputs ...

28th March 2017
Advanced bus converter delivers efficiency up to 96%

    Ericsson’s newly launched PKB4413DA is a low-profile, 408W DC/DC converter module, designed to provide Point-of-Load (POL) DC/DC converters with tightly regulated 12V output at up to 34A.

23rd February 2017
Ericsson and Intel launch 5G innovators

Ericsson and Intel are launching the 5G Innovators Initiative (5GI2), an open industry initiative designed to create transformative experiences that change lives, businesses and society. The 5GI2 will join major equipment manufacturers, leading technology companies, industry leaders and top universities to explore, test and innovate with 5G network and distributed edge technologies to accelerate the adoption of 5G wireless and infrastructure inno...

2nd February 2017
Cut data centre costs with a new power supply architecture

Modern power supply architectures can cut percentage points from data centre electricity bills, writes Bob Cantrell, senior application engineer, Ericsson Power Modules

14th December 2016
The next step on thermal management with advanced bus converter

Ericsson has launched a low-profile, 450W DC/DC converter module that is designed to deliver a tightly regulated 12V output voltage at up to 37.5A to POL DC/DC converters. Offered in a 5-pin 1/8-brick footprint, compatible with the DOSA (Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance) standard, the PKB4413D advanced bus converter has an input range from 36V to 60V and is ideal for intermediate bus conversion in ICT (Information and Communication Techn...

11th November 2016
DC/DC converter delivers up to 480A in parallel configurations

  Ericsson announced the launch of a new two-phase 120A 3E digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power module. The BMR467 is pin compatible with its predecessor, the BMR465, but its upgraded design delivers 30A more current. The module is also compliant with new ‘teraAMP’ standard developed by the AMP (Architects of Modern Power) Group.

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