Ericsson and Telstra have recently announced the launch of an industry-first deployment of radio access technologies on one radio using spectrum sharing in order to deliver expanded 5G coverage for Australian customers in cities and regional areas.
Indeed, the telco companies were able to successfully deploy Radio 4480 with five radio access technologies in Victoria, with the radio solution simplifying the management and evolution of multiple generations of technology on Telstra base station sites in both metro and regional areas. By doing so, they were able to provide Telstra with a lower installation footprint as well as deliver enhanced energy efficiency, future-proofing, and sustainability.
It is then seen as the first application of its kind, with 4G, 5G, Cat-M, and NB-IoT sharing the same radio carrier enabled by Ericsson Spectrum Sharing. It will be a key driver in helping Telstra deliver expanded 5G coverage for customers in both cities and regional areas.