Ericsson has deployed Russia’s first 5G standalone network at its 5G Innovation Hub in Moscow.
The network supports 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz and 3500 MHz frequency bands, and in the future it will also support the millimeter wave bands. The network supports Ericsson Spectrum Sharing technology. A test terminal based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System is used as subscriber equipment.
Based on the end-to-end (e2e) 5G SA network the companies will be able to test solutions and use cases for 5G technologies in various fields, including smart cities, industry, self-driving vehicles, telemedicine, agriculture and virtual reality, the company claims in a press release.
In 5G networks standalone architecture, NR base stations are directly connected to the core of the next generation network (NGCore). Compared to Non-Standalone (NSA), 5G Standalone (SA) demonstrates advantages in UL bandwidth, e2e latency, and edge computing.