Cable & Telecom

New Ericsson software makes shift to 5G easier

STOCKHOLM — Ericsson announced Monday the commercial availability of its Standalone 5G New Radio (NR) software for 5G mid- and low bands, which allows communications service providers to operate 5G NR independently of 4G networks. To date, 5G networks have been deployed in Non-standalone (NSA) mode where the underlying 4G network layer supports the necessary signalling. Standalone 5G NR removes this 4G dependency, explains the news release. The new Ericsson software will allow service providers to add 5G NR to existing 4G sites with a simpler architecture, or deploy 5G independently in new areas such as factories, to support enterprise...

Our industry and COVID-19

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