Swedish communication technology multinational Ericsson on Thursday launched 5G plug-ins to address diverse 5G use cases from mobile HD video, driverless buses and haptic feedback-enabled drones to fiber-equivalent residential wireless access.
“Ericsson 5G plug-ins will enable the evolutionary steps that operators need to take as they develop networks to secure their 5G future,” said Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, in a statement.
Ericsson 5G plug-ins include MIMO plug-in, multi-user MIMO plug-in, RAN virtualisation plug-in, intelligent connectivity plug-in and latency reduction plug-in.
These plug-ins are software-driven innovations supported by the Ericsson Radio System, and are specifically focused on capabilities that operators can leverage within current networks to facilitate their evolution to 5G.
Ericsson is already working with more than 20 leading mobile operators worldwide on 5G networking and use cases, including 5G field trials in 2016.