The Voice of 5G
About this podcast
Podcast about 5th generation mobile networks from Ericsson.
About this podcast
Podcast about 5th generation mobile networks from Ericsson.
The Voice of 5G
Episode 66 - mmWave 5G
What's so special about millimeter wave 5G? And what do they mean when they talk high band? In today's episode we have Ericsson's mmWave product experts Anders Helsing and Laetitia Falconetti with us to explain all about mmWave, and why it's so special. They call it "the icing on the cake" in this blog: https://www.ericsson.com/en/blog/2021/3/why-5g-millimeter-wave-is-the-icing-on-the-cake
Episode 65 - Silicon, under the hood of 5G processing
What's going on inside the 5G equipment? What's the difference between having purpose-built hardware for 5G processing and putting the computing into the cloud? We're visited by Michael Begley, Head of Ericsson's RAN Compute, who will explain why processing is increasingly important in 5G, as well as what Moore's law brings to the table.
Episode 64 - 5G Spectrum Sharing
How is 5G spectrum allocated between 4G and 5G in the best, most dynamic way? Once again we have Dr Sibel Tombaz - or Mrs Ericsson Spectrum Sharing as she's also known - joining our podcast, this time together with Hannes Ekström, to talk about the latest development withing Dynamic Spectrum Sharing. What's happened during the last year, is it in use, and what do the service providers say about it? More about Spectrum Sharing - and a video with Sibel - can be found here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/ran/spectrum-sharing
Episode 63 - 5G Network Slicing
We're diving into the area of slicing 5G networks together with experts Pehr Claesson, marketing director at Ericsson with focus on enterprise opportunities, and Ajay Gautam, strategic product manager for RAN slicing, also at Ericsson. Find out more about Network Slicing on our website here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/network-slicing
Episode 62 - 5G in Europe and Latin America
We've called in Ericsson's Head of Networks for Europe and Latin America, Christian Leon, to give us an update about what has happened in these regions when it comes to 5G during 2020, and what we can expect in 2021. One unexpected thing that happened between the time of the interview and this week was that Sweden - at last - finalized our 5G midband spectrum auctions!
Episode 61 - The 5G year of 2020
Together with Cecilia Atterwall, head of Ericsson Network's marketing and communicationss, and Hannes Ekström, head of Ericsson's 5G access products, we look back on the year of 2020 - what happened within the area of 5G and 5G technology for us during the year? What were the highlights in this year riddled by the pandemic? And what are we looking forward to seeing more of in 2021?
Episode 60 - 5G for Startups
How can enterprises, small businesses and startups use 5G? We get this question quite a lot, which is why we've invited Cristina Pandrea, Senior Researcher at Ericsson Consumer Lab, and project lead for Startup 5G program, and Jasmeet Sethi, Head of Ericsson's Consumer Lab, to this podcast to talk about their new program Startup 5G! More info here: https://www.ericsson.com/startup-5g
Episode 59 - Cloud RAN
We're visited by colleagues Eric Parsons and Gabriel Foglander from Ericsson's Cloud RAN team who will talk about moving functionality from the Radio Access Network, the RAN, to the cloud - ie moving it to connected, virtualized servers. Why is this such a hot topic right now and why is this important for 5G latency? Read more about what they have just launched here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/press-releases/2020/10/ericsson-announces-cloud-ran-portfolio-for-increased-network-flexibility
Episode 58 - 5G for Public Safety
In this episode Antti Kaupinen of Finish Erillisverkot is visiting the podcast to tell us all about the Virve 2.0 project, providing connectivity to the public safety workers in Finland together with Ericsson's Head of Mission Critical Networks, Manuel Ruiz. Manuel will be one of the speakers at the Critical Communication Week, an online event you can join here: https://www.criticalcommunicationsweek.com/
Episode 57 - Bringing 5G to Power
There are a multitude of applications - or as we call it "use cases" - for 5G, and today the time has come to power utilities! What can 5G bring to power - well that's actually the headline for a report from our Consumer & Industry Lab and we have their senior researcher Patrik Hedlund as well as Marcus Törnqvist who is strategic product manager for Ericsson's IoT platform services with us in this episode to talk about this topic. Here's the link to the report: https://www.ericsson.com/en/reports-and-papers/industrylab/reports/bringing-5g-to-power
Episode 56 - Soft 5G
5G is not just about hardware! In this episode we talk about software features which are already improving 5G coverage and capacity! We're talking massive MIMO, Uplink Booster and carrier aggregation with Sebastian Faxér and Björn Karlberg from our product management team - what are these features doing for 5G and will we see more software upgrades going forward?
Episode 55 - New 5G Antenna Integrated Radio launches
A press release went out this week with the heading "New Ericsson AIR solutions to accelerate 5G mid-band deployment" - and we have David Hammarwall, head of product line Radio at Ericsson and Mikael Eriksson, who heads up the antenna business from our Kathrein acquisition to talk about these launches. Learn more about Antenna Integrated Radios and why mid-band spectrum is crucial from these experts - and if you want to see these antennas, watch the live broadcast from earlier this week here: https://youtu.be/EsXZKndan2g
Episode 54 - COVID-19 impact on mobile networks and 5G
New Ericsson Mobility Report is out with a special section about the impact of the pandemic on mobile networks and network roll-outs and in this episode we have both the Patrik Cerwall, executive editor of that report, and Jasmeet Singh Sethi who has studied how ICT consumers are impacted by the pandemic. You can find Ericsson Mobility Report here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/mobility-report/reports/june-2020 and the ConsumerLab study here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/reports-and-papers/consumerlab/reports/keeping-consumers-connected-during-the-covid-19-crisis
Episode 53 - Cellular IoT and Dedicated Networks – an update
Returning guests Marie Hogan and Thomas Noren reached out to give us an update about all the fascinating things happening in the area of IoT - and especially in the Critical IoT area where dedicated networks play a vital part. The article mentioned in this episode can be found here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/reports-and-papers/ericsson-technology-review/articles/critical-iot-connectivity
Episode 52 - What is needed to provide 5G beyond mobile broadband?
Let's talk some strategy! We have guests from Ericsson's Strategic Customer Engagements team with us today to talk about their new report "Capturing business opportunities beyond mobile broadband" which is a guide for communication service providers wanting to venture into the B2B sphere of providing connectivity not only to smartphone users, but also enterprises. Dowload the report here: https://foryou.ericsson.com/capturing-opportunities-beyond-mbb-download.html
Episode 51 - Sweden is live with 5G!
We were waiting for spectrum auctions, but commercial 5G in Sweden jumped the gun and launched already in May 2020! We have Ericsson's Head of Marketing and Communications in Northern & Central Europe, Thomas Johansen, on the line to talk about how the biggest service provider in Sweden, Telia, has started rolling out their commercial 5G network - what happened, what are they doing, and what's coming?
Episode 50 - Is 5G energy efficient?
We're talking to Ericsson's head of sustainability, Mats Pellbäck-Scharp, about how 5G can "break the energy curve". The expectations might be that as 5G means more data being transmitted, it will also use more power. But is that true? Here's the report we're talking about: https://www.ericsson.com/en/about-us/sustainability-and-corporate-responsibility/environment/product-energy-performance
Episode 49 - Spectrum sharing update
Under lock-down, Dr Sibel Tombaz returns to give us the latest updates on Dynamic Spectrum Sharing - and especially our own Ericsson Spectrum Sharing solution. She visited us in episode 3 when we were talking about 5G spectrum - at a time when 3GPP 5G was still not launched, and there were no 5G phones... To learn more about our spectrum sharing solution, follow this link: https://www.ericsson.com/en/networks/offerings/5g/sharing-spectrum-with-ericsson-spectrum-sharing
Episode 48 - 5G Roll-Outs and Network Services
It was 4 AM in Texas and 8 PM in Melbourne when we recorded this podcast with two remote guests - Sören Marklund, Portfolio Strategy for Support Services and Andres Torres, Strategic Product Manager for Network Roll-out services - while we were keeping ourselves away from the ongoing pandemic in our studio. This is the case with TDC, Denmark, mentioned in this episode: https://www.ericsson.com/en/networks/cases/intelligent-site-engineering
Episode 47 - 5G speed
We visit a record breaking 5G speed test and talk to Ericsson's Head of High-Band and Active Antenna Systems, Sibel Tombaz, as well as test expert Anthony Paravati, who is guiding us through the setup of a speed test. You also get some information about different speed tests and what to look out for from Paul, we talk URLLC, and introduce our sister podcast The Startup 5, which will share the same stream.