Ericsson on its components of a 5G access network


We are still at the early stages when it comes to 5G access networks in terms deployments, specifications, standards and maturation.   

At Ericsson, the excitement is real and very ambitious; so that, the launch of its new AIR 6468 cellular radio focuses lots of hopes. Ericsson stated that together with the 5G Plug-Ins announced in June, and the (already available) Radio System Baseband 5216, it now offers all the components of a 5G access network. 

Then, one can observe that, AIR 6468 embodies advanced antenna technology that enables beamforming, massive MIMO and multi-user MIMO. The new radio will become commercially available in mid-2017.