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Press Release -- September 15th, 2020
Source: Ericsson

Ericsson named 5G Transport leader in GlobalData report

Ericsson has been named a leader in 5G Transport, according to the latest assessment of 5G transport portfolios by market research company, GlobalData. Ericsson received top ratings in key areas such as capacity, scale and 5G Xhaul Support.

Ericsson 5G Transport Portfolio received the highest buying criteria ratings in the areas of Capacity and Scale, *5G Xhaul Support, Timing and Synchronization, and Power and Physical Characteristics. The company’s network slicing and programmability, and portfolio breadth were described as “very strong.”

Emir Halilovic Principal Analyst, Telecom Technology and Software at GlobalData, says: “We are pleased to announce Ericsson as a leader on the 5G Transport portfolio in our latest ‘5G Transport: Competitive Landscape Assessment’. Ericsson’s 5G transport portfolio breadth offers the capacity and scale needed for 5G services while supporting all deployment scenarios.”

According to GlobalData, the Ericsson 5G Transport Portfolio has a rich fronthaul portfolio combining passive and active, indoor and outdoor optical options. It has wide and versatile outdoor and indoor cell site router portfolio, and very strong timing and synchronization support across router and optical parts of the portfolio.

Mika Heikkinen, Head of Product Line Transport, Networks at Ericsson, says: “The transport network is key in securing the best performance for new 5G industry and consumer use cases. Being recognized as a leader in 5G transport shows that Ericsson is in the best position to support service providers in delivering high-capacity and ubiquitous connectivity across cities, suburban as well as remote and rural areas.”


  • Ericsson’s mobile transport portfolio is part of Ericsson Radio System that is managed end-to-end across the radio, transport and core networks by Ericsson Network Manager
  • Based on a unique combination of microwave, IP router and integrated optical solutions, Ericsson mobile transport solutions deliver the capacity, ultra-low latency and layer 3 capability needed to build, scale and service 5G everywhere
  • Automation and seamless orchestration enable service providers to secure radio performance while reducing complexity

The GlobalData report covers all 5G transport technologies, except for microwave radio, which is covered in a separate report. You can download it here (gated content).

*backhaul, fronthaul, midhaul

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