Ericsson’s commercial 5G leadership and technology evolution is known industry-wide.Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, writes about the company’s continuing global leadership in this field and the critical advances made in recent times.
|Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos |
Ericsson has been named a leader in the 2022 ‘Magic Quadrant for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers’ report by Gartner. As per the report published last month, Ericsson is recognised for its ability to execute, and was also named a leader in the corresponding 2021 report – the first time Gartner conducted a 5G infrastructure report for communication service providers.
Vendors offering 5G solutions were comprehensively and independently assessed and evaluated by Gartner’s experts on their completeness of vision and ability to execute, to provide a market snapshot on 5G infrastructure abilities.
Ericsson understands that end-to-end 5G network infrastructure vendors were evaluated on how they enable IT provider performance to be competitive, efficient, and effective. The assessment of the ability to execute includes Ericsson’s products and services, operations, sales execution and pricing, as well as market responsiveness and track record, among others.
Ericsson, as an industry leader in 5G networks, currently has 170 commercial 5G agreements with unique communications service providers and powers 114 live 5G networks across the globe – that is in 48 countries from a total of 78 countries that have launched 5G, which translates to more than 60 per cent of the countries that have already launched 5G.
5G technology is a core part of the company’s business, and we invest $4.4 billion in research and development annually, corresponding to almost 20 per cent of our sales. Around a quarter of our workforce is also deployed in research and development. We hold the leading patent portfolio in the industry, with more than 60,000 granted patents worldwide, and are the leader in essential 5G patents.
Ericsson continuously evolves its end-to-end 5G offerings, which include 5G RAN with the energy-efficient Ericsson Radio System, Cloud RAN, Ericsson Silicon, 5G Core, Orchestration, BSS, and 5G Transport, as well as professional services. The company has introduced innovative software solutions such as Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, 5G Carrier Aggregation, and Uplink Booster, which significantly improve coverage, user throughput, and spectral efficiency.
Ericsson has designed these solutions to support communications service providers in deploying and evolving 5G to ensure the best user experience. In addition, Ericsson Radio System products delivered since 2015 can support 5G new radio (NR) capability through remote software installation.
Ericsson Digital Services offer a cloud-native, dual-mode 5G solution for smarter networks to drive smarter business, allowing communications service providers to offer a multitude of new business opportunities for mobile users and industries.
Ericsson’s 5G Core solution combines the functions of the Evolved Packet Core and 5G Core network into a common cloud-native platform that supports 5G NR standalone and non-standalone standards, as well as previous generations for efficient total cost of ownership and smooth migration to 5G.