With 5G use cases placing more demanding requirements on the networks, Ericsson is strengthening its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding best-in-class transport technologies from Juniper Networks and ECI Telecom. Alignment between the radio, core and transport layers of the network has never been more critical to meet the requirements of 5G use cases such as enhanced mobile broadband, fixed-wireless access, and massive and critical IoT. In this environment, transport needs to keep pace with the rapid radio and architectural evolution in 5G networks.

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Ericsson announced the successful completion of a 3GPP Rel-15 spec compliant 5G NR call on a smartphone form factor mobile test device. The over-the-air (OTA) call was performed using millimeter wave (mmWave) in the 39 GHz band of spectrum using NSA (Non-Standalone) mode. It utilized Ericsson's commercial 5G NR radio AIR 5331 and baseband products and a mobile test device with integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem and RF subsystem in the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden.

Read more: Qualcomm, Ericsson announce milestone for 5G development

In an effort to make quality secondary education more accessible in Iraq, Ericsson has partnered with Zain Iraq to bring its 'Connect to Learn' global education initiative to the country, with its initial deployment set for a school in Baghdad. The initiative aims to scale up quality secondary education for students and teachers by providing ICT infrastructure with mobile broadband, open source, and cloud-hosted learning solutions to facilitate connected learning in underserved schools.

Read more: Ericsson, Zain commit to enhancing quality education in Iraq

Swedish telecommunications vendor Ericsson has previously spoken of its desire to become a market leader in 5G infrastructure, equipment and services - and it has reiterated that commitment by enhancing its end-to-end 5G platform by adding new hardware and software products to the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, further enhancing the agility and speed with which communication service providers can roll out their 5G networks.

Read more: Ericsson expands its platform to increase agility of 5G rollouts

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