Mathias Riback, Project Manager (R&D) Ericsson ( left) and Sathya Athreyam, Research Manager, Wireless Network Infrastructure, IDC, at the site of the 5G demo in Kista Sweden, July 1 2014
Ericsson demonstrates 5G, achieves 5 GBPS over air

Kista, Sweden, July 7 2014: In a live over-the-air demonstration, last week, telecom leader, Ericsson   achieved 5G or  5 Gbps throughput in the 15 GHz frequency . 5G implementation in commercial mobile networks is expected in 2020.

NTT DOCOMO and SK Telecom senior management witnessed Ericsson’s achievement at Ericsson lab in Kista, Sweden. This performance will be critical to addressing both the relentless growth in mobile data demand and enabling the next-generation machine-to-machine applications.

Said Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at NTT DOCOMO: “5G promises significant performance enhancements to support future new applications that will impact both users and industry. To proceed with our joint project on 5G field trial further, we are very glad about Ericsson’s success in demonstrating the real potential of 5G radio access technologies at this early stage.”

Sathya Atreyam, Research Manager, Wireless Network Infrastructure at IDC, says: “Though the standard is not yet defined, 5G has already evolved from a technology vision to a network and business planning consideration for operators. It is important for network equipment vendors -- like Ericsson -- to demonstrate the potential of 5G as a means to begin creating a demand in the communications ecosystem. 


5G (5th generation mobile networks or 5th generation wireless systems) denotes the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards beyond the current 4 standards. 5G is also referred to as beyond 2020 mobile communications technologies.It will provide unbelievably fast broadband speeds, but more importantly it will have enough capacity wherever you go to perform every function you want it to without a drop in speed or connection, no matter how many people are connected at the same time.


The live demonstration employs an innovative new radio interface concept and advanced Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology to achieve the record-breaking results. Ericsson 5G network development activity includes new antenna technologies with wider bandwidths, higher frequencies and shorter transmission time intervals. Radio base stations built with baseband units and radio units are being developed specifically for 5G trials. Small cells in a heterogeneous network environment, new frequency bands (including 15 GHz) and high-speed, high-capacity backhaul transmission are also key 5G focus areas for Ericsson.

5G represents an evolution of the user experience, but it will also enable new device-to-device and M2M applications that will impact both consumers, such as traffic safety control, tactile internet, and industry, for example sensors or capillary networks. 

Do see for a few days a video in our Tech Video spot on the home page, where Sathya Atreyam discusses the promise of 5G

Ericsson White paper on 5G here