Ericsson this week embraced the growing demand for greater sustainability and pointed to improvements in hardware engineering, silicon, and software to deliver “smart, slim, and sustainable 5G networks.”To get more latest news on ericsson, you can visit shine news official website.

Per Navinger, Ericsson’s head of product area networks, described the predominant goal as such: “modernizing in a sustainable way so we break the energy curve.”

The radio access network (RAN) vendor introduced a series of radios that require less power and deliver higher capacity and speed, combined with software and silicon improvements that claim to further reduce the environmental impact of its gear.Making networks more sustainable is a universal objective and a joint priority between Ericsson and its customers, Navinger said. Key advancements in hardware design, including more compact and lightweight form factors, increased throughput capabilities, and steady improvements in Ericsson Silicon all contribute to lower energy consumption, he said.

Ericsson also introduced Expanded Deep Sleep mode software for new radios that allow antennas to consume up to 70% less power per radio during low or zero-traffic hours, according to the vendor.

When a radio enters that mode, combined with all the other advancements in hardware engineering, design, and software, total power usage can decrease by as much as 97%, Narvinger claimed during a press presentation.

Top-end hardware introduced by the vendor includes the dual-band Radio 4490, which claims to consume 25% less energy and a higher-power variant of that radio that offers up to 50% more output power compared to existing radios.

Ericsson also unveiled the 64T64R massive MIMO Air 6428 for mid-band deployments that weighs in at 25 kilograms; a multi-band Antenna 4602 that’s designed for windy locations; and the Interleaved Air 3218. All of the new equipment is compatible with Ericsson’s purpose-built hardware or its Cloud RAN software.

The company previously introduced a trio of massive MIMO radios in February 2021 that recently hit the market. New RAN gear is typically announced about a year before it starts shipping to wireless carriers.

Finally, the Swedish vendor introduced Coverage Boost, 5G carrier aggregation software that claims to support up to 60% wider reach on mid-band time-division duplex spectrum compared to dual connectivity, which also supports RAN compute and Cloud RAN.