Enhanced Ericsson Portfolio Focuses on Performance, Sustainability and Open RAN

Enhanced Ericsson Portfolio Focuses on Performance, Sustainability and Open RAN

AIR 3255, the most sustainable Massive MIMO radio to date with more than 25 percent energy savings, will incentivize mid-band deployment

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has announced extensive enhancements to its radio, transport and antenna portfolio with 12 new hardware and software solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) to deploy in high-performing, sustainable and open networks.

Unveiled at the company’s pre-Mobile World Congress 2024 event in London, the portfolio enhancements are led by the flagship product AIR 3255, a Massive MIMO time division duplex (TDD) radio with more than 25 percent energy savings and 20 percent lower embodied carbon footprint* compared to the previous generation radio.

AIR 3255 is equipped with new small metal filter technology that is scalable to all TDD sub-6GHz frequency bands to incentivize 5G mid-band deployment. This radio is also the first to use the new generation of Massive MIMO Ericsson Silicon (System on a Chip) with enhanced receiver processing and improved energy efficiency. In addition, AIR 3255 uses only one printed circuit board that is unique to the industry in terms of building practice, as well as passive cooling.

Mårten Lerner, Head of Product Area Networks at Ericsson, says: “At Ericsson we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of technology by creating the best network products in terms of performance, sustainability and openness on the way to maximizing the innovation potential of 5G and beyond. The new solutions that we have unveiled today will fuel the next phase of 5G deployments.”

The following new radios join AIR 3255 in boosting Ericsson’s radio line-up, making it the most comprehensive and sustainable Open RAN-prepared (packet fronthaul-based eCPRI) radio portfolio in the industry. This is in line with Ericsson’s goal to industrialize Open RAN.

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