Ericsson Range of 600 MHz Products are Ready for Commercial Deployment

Ericsson’s range of 600 MHz products will be ready for commercial deployment by Q3 2017, providing operators the ability to quickly launch services in their new 600 MHz spectrum holdings. The news follows the announcement of FCC's completion of the final phase of its incentive auction, which repurposed spectrum for wireless broadband services. As a result, operators will now receive access to spectrum to provide service in the 600 MHz band.

The new 600 MHz low-band spectrum allows operators to extend and enhance coverage by utilizing low band radio wave propagation. For example, in rural areas more coverage can be provided per cell site, which drastically improves economics. This enables a more competitive and ultimately a better choice of wireless service for customers.

Ericsson's 600 MHz products maximize low-band spectral efficiency through advanced MIMO capabilities. The products are based on Ericsson's 4478 radio platform, which was introduced at the recent Mobile World Congress 2017.

Ericsson currently has a presence in all high traffic LTE markets including US, Japan, and South Korea, and is ranked first for handling the most global LTE traffic. More than 270 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered by Ericsson worldwide, of which more than 200 are live commercially.