Ericsson today announced a five-year 5G network deal to accelerate the expansion of AT&T 5G focusing on the deployment of C-band spectrum and the launch of 5G Standalone (SA).
Ericsson, one of the leading 5G network suppliers, will assist America’s AT&T to bring its 5G network to more consumers, businesses and first responders across key industries – including 5G use cases in sports and venues, entertainment, travel and transportation, business transformation and public safety.
Ericsson Radio System portfolio includes the Advanced Antenna System, Advanced RAN Coordination and Carrier Aggregation technologies.
These deployments will support network enhancements like Cloud RAN, which offers communications services providers increased flexibility, faster delivery of services and greater scalability in networks.
The solution supports a centralized RAN architecture enabled by Ericsson Fronthaul Gateway, a new technology that will enable a more efficient transport of the fronthaul interface by converting it to packet (eCPRI).
“Ericsson’s technology offerings and 5G expertise will assist with our network evolution. This latest agreement provides the pathway for us to deploy Ericsson’s centralized RAN architecture, enabled by Fronthaul Gateway, with the ability to support future network enhancements, like the evolution to Cloud RAN,” Scott Mair, President, AT&T Network Engineering and Operations, said.
“This agreement reinforces our long-standing partnership of innovation and execution with AT&T,” Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America, said.