Ericsson Demonstrates 7 GBPS Speed On 5G Connected Car

Ericsson_5g_vehicleEricsson recently succeeded in getting multi GBPS speed on its 5G radio connected vehicles and showcased it on a moving vehicle around the company’s headquarters in Sweden. It gained 7 GBPS speed peak rates between 5G RAN and a moving van, a feat that would boost the future of intelligent and connected transport systems.

The Swedish company demonstrated this on June 10 in the area surrounding the Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, leveraged the same radio access equipment, known as Ericsson 5G Radio Prototypes, currently being used in mobile operators’ 5G field trials.  The 5G device in the Ericsson van was able to maintain a mobile connection with the network of more than 7 Gbps as it travelled down the road.

For this live demonstration, the Ericsson 5G Radio Prototypes used the new 5G radio interface called NR (New Radio) together with Massive MIMO.  Massive MIMO is the combination of MIMO and beam forming with a large number of antenna elements.  Massive MIMO improves the user experience, through higher throughput, but also increases the coverage, capacity and energy efficiency of the mobile network.

“In February, we demonstrated more than 25 Gbps throughput for both mobile and fixed devices.  Now, our latest 5G technology breakthrough will enable operators to field trial key 5G applications requiring high performance connectivity to cars, buses, and trains for smart vehicle and intelligent transport use cases,” said Joakim Sorelius, Head of 5G Architecture, Ericsson.

The demonstration, which took place on June 10 in the area surrounding the Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, leveraged the same radio access equipment, known as Ericsson 5G Radio Prototypes, currently being used in mobile operators’ 5G field trials.  The 5G device in the Ericsson van was able to maintain a mobile connection with the network of more than 7 Gbps as it travelled down the road.

For this live demonstration, the Ericsson 5G Radio Prototypes used the new 5G radio interface called NR (New Radio) together with Massive MIMO.  Massive MIMO is the combination of MIMO and beamforming with a large number of antenna elements.  Massive MIMO improves the user experience, through higher throughput, but also increases the coverage, capacity and energy efficiency of the mobile network.

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