Ericsson has expanded its indoor 5G portfolio, with additions including Ericsson Indoor Air 1279, an Ericsson Radio Dot 4459 small-cell radio and Ericsson Indoor Connect, a support offering for multi-operator and multi-vendor scenarios.
The Swedish vendor said that the first two new additions will initially target the U.S. market.
Jessey Huang, Head of Ericsson’s Indoor Product Line, said: “The quality of 5G service indoors is equally important to Ericsson as the user experience outdoors. We know what a differentiator great indoor 5G experiences are to subscribers, enterprise and industry. Therefore, we want our customers to be able to deliver that – in the best way possible. Ericsson is fortifying our 5G indoor portfolio, making it the simplest and most flexible product range on the market. We deliver a high-performing and dependable solution that is cost efficient and easy to deploy.”
Ericsson said that its Indoor AIR 1279 brings mmWave 5G to small, medium and large venues with double the performance of any solution currently on the market.
The solution, which is powered by Ericsson silicon, offers beamforming capabilities and advanced software features plus optimized total cost of ownership (TCO). Indoor Air 1279 will be available in the third quarter of 2021, the vendor said.
Ericsson Radio Dot 4459 is also targeted at the U.S. market. It is designed to support Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) New Radio (NR) as well as the C-Band spectrum for indoor deployment in the U.S. market.
Ericsson noted that the Radio Dot 4459 marks the beginning of the vendor’s full support for indoor 5G mid-band rollouts as well as the introduction of new options for communications service providers (CSPs), non-CSPs, or new entrants in the indoor 5G market. Ericsson Radio Dot System products, powered by Ericsson Silicon, are already in operation in venues around the world, including hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, offices, stadiums and residential buildings. The Radio Dot 4459 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Ericsson has also launched Ericsson Indoor Connect, a multi-operator, multi-vendor mobile indoor solution in which one Radio Dot System enables several CSPs to deliver 5G indoors on sub-6GHz bands.
The solution enables CSPs to deliver indoor coverage with 4G and 5G, as well as legacy 2G and 3G. It simplifies deployment while lowering total cost of ownership. The Swedish company also said that the new Ericsson Indoor Connect also enables faster deployment of indoor connectivity, particularly in places where multi-operator support is required such as malls, stadiums, train stations, and larger offices.