Ericsson @ Mobile World Congress 2013

Telecom Lead Europe: Ericsson has lined up a slew of its new wireless offerings at Mobile World Congress 2013.

Some of the new solutions – at the MWC 2013 – will include service provider SDN, LTE Advanced, LTE TDD, VoLTE, HSPA, spectrum re-farming, key event experience, experience centric managed services, automatic device verification, plan-to-provision for mobile, mobile order management, m-commerce, Ericsson wallet platform, OSS-BSS, backhaul, etc.

Service Provider SDN

Ericsson’s Service Provider Software Defined Networking (SDN) concept ensures operators to have the carrier-grade tools to build real-time platforms that will allow them to offer cloud services to consumers and enterprises.

Ericsson will demonstrate two Service Provider SDN applications: network virtualization and service chaining, commercially available in Q4 2013.

LTE Advanced

Ericsson is demonstrating two LTE Advanced carrier aggregation cases, which allow operators to get the most out of fragmented spectrum

Ericsson is first to demonstrate carrier aggregation with commercial devices and chipsets soon available on the market from Qualcomm. Ericsson’s LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation will soon be generally available for operators to more efficiently achieve higher peak-data rates, up to 150 Mbps over 20 MHz.

In the LTE TDD arena, Ericsson is demonstrating carrier aggregation on TDD spectrum. This capability delivers a superior user experience, with higher data speed.

Ericsson demonstrates techniques for avoiding interference between small and macro nodes as users move through the heterogenous network. Within the combined cell, the system dynamically optimizes the base station and small cell transmission and reception to provide the best possible cell-edge performance and the overall mobile broadband user experience.

Concept reveal: world’s smallest active antenna system

Ericsson will showcase a new technology design with the world’s smallest 8 x 8 MIMO active antenna system. This marks another step in Ericsson’s heterogeneous network development, in which we advance and build small and easy-to-deploy network-radio equipment. The small cell active antenna system demonstration provides up to 1 Gbps data speeds and will make 8 x 8 MIMO deployment more practical and cost-effective for service providers.  As standards advance, LTE 8 x 8 MIMO will ultimately enable users to enjoy extremely fast data downloads and streaming of rich media content and high-definition videos.


Ericsson is demonstrating three key capabilities over LTE TDD and FDD – VoLTE, data connection handover, and carrier aggregation – to show how TDD/FDD operators can optimize their business potential by building networks that use both FDD and TDD spectrum.

Ericsson will demonstrate the world’s first LTE FDD to LTE TDD voice call (VoLTE) with China Mobile, ST-Ericsson and device partner Renesas Mobile. These demonstrations will show that voice services can also be efficiently added to the LTE TDD offering.


Ericsson will show VoLTE and Rich Communication Services (RCSe) integrated on an LTE smartphone platform will be shown together with Qualcomm.

The latest improvements in voice handover from LTE to WCDMA (SRVCC based on R10 commercial Ericsson products) will be demonstrated together with Qualcomm.

Ericsson will also provide LTE and IMS/VoLTE network coverage at the congress venue for ST-Ericsson and device platform partners, Qualcomm and Renesas

Ericsson also provides LTE coverage to platform partners Intel and nVidia.


Ericsson and Qualcomm will demonstrate a concept in which unpaired spectrum bands are used as a complement to existing paired frequency bands to improve downlink performance. This concept is referred to as supplemental downlink and the demonstration will use the unpaired L-band.

Relying on Ericsson’s base stations and Qualcomm devices it will be demonstrated that supplemental downlink can increase user speeds by more than 100 percent while increasing network capacity significantly.

Spectrum refarming

Ericsson showcases its complete solution that combines advanced products and features, superior tools, and extensive experience within services to secure smooth and efficient refarming on a tight schedule without impacting quality.


Ericsson will demonstrate live IP backhaul performance monitoring from the cell site up to the switch site.

Key Event Experience

Ericsson launches Key Event Experience, an end-to-end solution that enables operators to deliver rock-solid network performance during events.

Experience Centric Managed Services

Ericsson will launch Experience Centric Managed Services – a new managed services engagement model evolved from the traditional, telecom managed services model that can meet operators’ evolving expectations on managed services.

Device Verification

Ericsson is launching Device Verification – one of the many ways in which the company can help the industry secure the best customer experience by verifying the quality of devices and applications prior to activation

Plan to Provision (P2P) for Mobile

Ericsson will demonstrate its new Plan to Provision (P2P) for Mobile, a solution that accelerates many aspects of provisioning wireless networks. With this new solution, Ericsson is helping operators realize greater efficiency through simplified, consolidated and automated OSS and BSS processes for LTE as well as any 2G, 3G, or 4G network.

Wallet Platform

Ericsson will demonstrate its Wallet Platform, which enables operators to launch branded mobile wallets that provide direct and indirect revenue opportunities through a variety of services for consumers, merchants and financial institutions, including money remittance, currency exchange, account management, payments, prepaid cards and more.


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