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Ericsson Debuts Dual-Band Radio for Telcos to Bump FDD 5G Capacity

On Thursday, Swedish telecom vendor Ericsson launched Radio 6626, a three-sector dual-band radio. This radio will help telcos increase their Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) 5G frequency capacity.

Ericsson’s New 5G Solution

Ericsson look to bring multi-standard and multi-band coverage with this new addition in their radio portfolio. In addition, it is looking to bring down costs and reduce the overall footprint.

In terms of features, the three-sector dual-band Radio 6626 merges two frequencies and six ports in one unit. That enables one radio to power all three sectors on the tower. The 6T6R radio supports 2G to 5G. The 6T6R radio is available on 900MHz and 800MHz dual-band version, as well as 1800MHz and 2100MHz dual-band. The same is powered by Ericsson Silicon and can output 720W of power, the company said.

Along with this, the telecom vendor also launched the Voltage Booster 6640. This will help minimize new cabling requirements. The company claims an up to 50% increase in power capacity of the radios, with existing cables.

Furthermore, the end-to-end solution includes Baseband 6631; it provides provides RAN Compute Pathway for towers that run multiple technologies. It also includes microwave-based MINI-LINK 6352, which adds up to 10Gbps with E-band, aggregating with existing microwave radios.

David Hammarwall, Head of Product Line (Radio), talked about the whole range of new offerings.

“Our new triple-sector, dual-band radio offers an opportunity for communications service providers to significantly reduce radio footprint and installation time needed on-site, while at the same time lowering total power consumption by up to 50 percent”, he said.

Nitin Bansal, Head of Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania & India also commented on the launch.

“With this launch, we continue to further strengthen our product offerings for Indian Communication service providers. This is especially crucial in a high data consumption market like India where the service providers are gearing up for 5G deployments,” he said.

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