Ericsson has launched Radio 6626 which is a unique three-sector dual-band radio to help service providers to increase their Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) 5G frequency capacity.
This is the case even with site towers being occupied with legacy radios for 2G, 3G and 4G, the company said.
Powered by Ericsson Silicon, Ericsson Radio 6626 is capable of providing an output power of 720W and weighs under 45kg.
The latest addition to Ericsson’s radio portfolio will provide multi- standard and multi-band coverage while bringing down costs and reducing footprint up to 50 percent lower consumption.
They further added that Ericsson will also be launching the Voltage Booster 6640, which will minimise the need for new cabling, as it expands the power capacity to the radios by up to 50 percent while re-using the existing cables. By adding the Voltage Booster, service providers will be able to save up to 70 percent of hardware and installation costs.
”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. This will help our customers to increase capacity and further accelerate 5G coverage with the ubiquitous FDD bands”, said David Hammarwall, Head of Product Line Radio, Ericsson.
“Ericsson is continuously working to support communication service providers towards improving their cost efficiency with our cutting-edge products and solutions. 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”, said Nitin Bansal, Head of Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania & India.
The three-sector dual-band Radio 6626 combines two frequencies and six ports in one unit, enabling one radio to power all three sectors on the tower. This 6T6R radio supports 2G to 5G mobile standards. It is available on 900 MHz and 800 MHz dual-band version as well as 1800 and 2100 MHz dual band, Radio 6626 will arm service providers with added support to boost capacity while addressing cost-related challenges.
The end-to-end offering also includes:
- Baseband 6631, which presents the latest multi-standard RAN Compute pathway for towers that run multiple technologies from 2G to 5G
- Microwave-based MINI-LINK 6352, which adds up to 10Gbps with E-band, aggregating with existing microwave radios. The multi-band booster design increases backhaul capacity with zero footprint and reduced OPEX