Ericsson launches its 5G platform

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Ericsson has announced it has become first to market with its new 5G platform, comprising combined 5G core, radio and transport portfolios, as well as digital support systems, transformation services and security.

The 5G portfolio supports federated network slicing for 5G roaming, network slice management, 5G policy and user data, distributed cloud architecture and 5G transformation services.

"With this launch, we introduce our 5G platform to support the beginning of a huge change in network capabilities, allowing our customers to offer more advanced use cases and new business models to their customers. It is an important milestone enabling operators to continue their evolution journey to 5G,"

SK Telecom and Ericsson separately revealed that they completed the first end-to-end demonstration of a 5G trial system at Ericsson's lab in Kista, Sweden late last year.

The live demonstration was based on joint development with SK Telecom. It used Ericsson's Cloud Core, virtual RAN and over-the-air new radio/LTE interworking technologies.

Nokia separately announced it has successfully conducted the first connection based on the pre-standard 5GTF interface.

The trial at Oulo in Finland used commercially available 5G-ready Nokia AirScale radio access and AirFrame data center platforms. It used an Intel 5G mobile trial platform designed to support both sub 6-GHz and mmWave 5G bands.

"This first 5G connection is a true landmark for the telecommunications industry, and yet another mark of Nokia's capabilities in 5G,” Nokia head of 5G Harold Graham said.

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