▷ Ericsson presents software for consistently low latency in 5G networks

25.10.2021 – 14:00

Ericsson GmbH

Dusseldorf (ots)

  • New software toolbox for time-critical communication ensures consistently low latency times and high reliability in 5G networks.
  • Time-Critical Communication improves the user experience in use cases such as cloud gaming and AR / VR and opens up new possibilities in the areas of remote control, mobility automation and industrial control.
  • Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks, says: “Ericsson continues to introduce innovative 5G solutions that drive the global expansion of technology. Now we are taking 5G to the next level with time-critical communication.”

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is expanding its 5G capabilities with the introduction of an end-to-end solution that ensures the consistently low latency and high reliability required by time-sensitive applications and services for consumers, businesses and the public sector .

Ericsson enables Time-Critical Communication with its new Critical IoT product, which can be easily used as a software upgrade in public and private 5G networks and on any 5G frequency band. After 5G networks were successfully introduced worldwide with improved performance parameters, the new solution enables mobile network operators to further improve real-time media applications such as cloud gaming and AR / VR, as well as opening up opportunities in the areas of remote control, mobility automation and industrial control .

Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks, says: “Ericsson continues to introduce innovative 5G solutions that drive the global expansion of technology. Now we are taking 5G to the next level with Time-Critical Communication. A solution that our customers benefit from and gives customers the ability to expand their offerings for consumers, businesses and the public sector and effectively monetize 5G. ”

Aside from the estimated 2.5 billion mobile gamers around the world who will enjoy a lag-free gaming experience, the new solution inspires all 5G users who are looking for immersive XR experiences. It also benefits companies, branches of industry and public institutions in which production processes or business-critical services depend to a large extent on reliable, high-performance connectivity.

Time-Critical Communication from Ericsson is a software toolbox for fixing delays and interruptions in cellular networks. It combines the 3GPP-specified URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication) standard with Ericsson innovations to reduce the main causes of latency. Based on Ericsson’s expertise in the areas of radio access network, transport, 5G core, service management & orchestration, BSS and support services, this software product delivers consistently low latency times (50 ms to 1 ms) from end to end with specified guarantees (99.9 percent to 99.999 percent) and thus enables time-critical use cases on a large scale.

Many emerging use cases are time sensitive and require consistently low latency and extremely reliable performance, which is currently not possible in today’s 4G and 5G networks. The new solution is designed to meet this need and deliver on the promise of 5G.

Customer applications: pioneering work at 5G for time-critical use cases since 2017

Ericsson has 5G for time-sensitive use cases with customers and industrial partners such as BT and Hyperbat, Einride and Telia, Boliden, FIG, Audi, Fraunhofer IPT and Rockwell tried it.

Ericsson recently teamed up with Deutsche Telekom and Telstra to demonstrate the benefits of L4S (Low Latency Low Loss Scalable Throughput) technology in reducing delays in an interactive cloud game. L4S is one of the new functions in the toolbox for time-critical communication. Ericsson has also reached a new milestone together with MediaTek. Together they have proven that 5G in the mmWave band can offer a consistently low latency of 1 ms and a reliability of 99.99 percent in both the uplink and the downlink.

Tomohiro Sekiwa, Managing Executive Officer and Chief Network Officer at SoftBank, said: “We believe that time-critical communication is key to realizing the full potential of 5G. An industry where this solution can play a transformative role is the automotive and transportation industries. With reliable, consistent, low-latency connections, 5G can also greatly improve public health and safety, traffic efficiency and make traffic more sustainable. ”

Channa Seneviratne, Executive, Technology Development & Solutions, Telstra, says: “We have worked with Ericsson as a technology partner to continually improve the customer experience through advanced network capabilities. Time sensitive communication tools like L4S will allow us to deliver consistently low latency, what for applications like real-time video, AR / VR and cloud gaming. ”

JS Pan, General Manager, Wireless Communication System and Partnerships, MediaTek, says: “Together with Ericsson we showed what 5G can do in terms of consistently low latency and high reliability in both the uplink and the downlink. This important milestone proves that 5G also makes the most demanding, time-critical applications such as real-time control of industrial automation systems possible. ”

Dave Vasko, Director, Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation, said, “Time-Critical Communication with 5G can transform the industrial automation sector by reducing cables, increasing flexibility and agility, increasing visibility, and enabling new digital applications with mobility. The ability To deliver consistently low latency with high reliability is crucial for the wireless connection of XR, sensors, controls and actuators – and thus for increasing the productivity and efficiency of industrial processes. ”

Patrick Filkins, Research Manager, IoT and Telecom Network Infrastructure at IDC, said, “This 5G innovation from Ericsson will give both public and private 5G networking initiatives a much-needed boost. This solution provides the opportunity to be on top of the ‘best effort “Going beyond business and industrial wireless networking to create an ultra-reliable, low-to-ultra-low latency connection for a broader, more tailored approach to Service Level Agreements and Quality of Service. Ericsson is equipping the industry with the most advanced 5G yet Functions on every spectrum and offers time-critical communication services for various application scenarios. ”

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About Ericsson

Ericsson is the world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The core business is equipping cellular networks. The company’s portfolio includes the business areas Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services and Emerging Business. Ericsson’s innovation investments have brought the benefits of cellular communications to life for billions of people around the world. The company helps its customers to advance digitization, increase efficiency and develop new sources of income.

The company, founded in 1876, employs around 101,000 people worldwide and works with customers in 180 countries. In 2020, Ericsson had net sales of SEK 232.4 billion. Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ in Stockholm and New York.

Ericsson currently has 149 commercial agreements and contracts with mobile network operators worldwide. In addition, Ericsson is involved in the majority of all commercially launched 5G live networks. The 97 5G live networks supported by Ericsson worldwide include networks in Germany and Switzerland. www.ericsson.com/5G

In Germany, Ericsson employs around 2,700 people at 12 locations – including around 1,000 people in research and development (R&D). The head office is in Düsseldorf.

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