Ericsson launches time-critical communication for real-time 5G experiences

Ericsson 5g 25 OctEricsson is enabling Time-Critical Communication through its new Critical IoT product – easily deployable as a software upgrade on public and private 5G networks, in wide and local areas, on any 5G frequency band

Having deployed 5G networks globally with successful rollouts of enhanced mobile broadband and Fixed Wireless Access services, the new solution will allow communications service providers to further enhance experiences in real-time media use cases like cloud gaming and AR/VR, and unlock possibilities in remote control, mobility automation and industrial control.

The solution is expected to thrill all 5G users looking for immersive XR experiences. It will also benefit enterprises, industries and public agencies where production processes or mission-critical services depend heavily on high-performance reliable connectivity.

Per Narvinger, head of product area networks, said, “Ericsson continues to introduce innovative 5G solutions that fuel the global uptake of 5G. Now we are taking 5G to the next level with time-critical communication, a solution that will give our customers the tools to expand their offerings for the consumer, enterprise, and public sectors and further monetise 5G effectively.”

Ericsson’s Time-Critical Communication is a software toolbox for resolving lags and interruptions in mobile networks. It combines the 3GPP-specified ultra-reliable, low latency communication (URLLC) standard with Ericsson innovations to mitigate major causes of latency. Built on Ericsson’s expertise in radio access network, transport, 5G Core, service management and orchestration, BSS and support services, this software product delivers consistent low latency (50ms to 1ms) end to-end at specified guarantee levels (99.9% to 99.999%) – enabling time-critical use cases at scale.

Ericsson recently partnered with Deutsche Telekom and Telstra to show the benefits of L4S (low latency low loss scalable throughput) technology in reducing lag in an interactive cloud game. L4S is one of the new features in the Time-Critical Communication toolbox. Ericsson has also reached a new milestone with MediaTek by proving that 5G can deliver 1ms consistent low latency with 99.99% reliability in both uplink and downlink on mmWave band.

Tomohiro Sekiwa, managing executive officer and chief network officer, SoftBank, said, “One industry where this solution can play a transformative role is automotive and transportation. With reliable and consistent low latency connectivity, 5G can also vastly improve public health and safety, traffic efficiency, and make transportation more sustainable.”

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