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Ericsson enhances 5G capabilities with launch of Time-Critical Communication It delivers consistent low latency and highly reliable performance for 3G experiences

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On October 25, at a high-profile event at the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ericsson introduced the next wave of 5G innovation. The ICT leader launched an end-to-end solution that will guarantee the consistent low latency and high reliability demanded by time-critical applications and services for consumers, enterprises and public sector.

Ericsson’s Time-Critical Communication is a software toolbox for resolving lags and interruptions in mobile networks. It combines the 3GPP-specified ultra-reliable, low latency communication (URLLC) standard with Ericsson innovations to mitigate major causes of latency. Built on Ericsson’s expertise in Radio Access Network, Transport, 5G Core, Service Management and Orchestration, BSS, and support services, this software product delivers consistent low latency (50ms to 1ms) end to-end at specified guarantee levels (99.9 per cent to 99.999 per cent) – enabling time-critical use cases at scale.Many emerging use cases are time-critical in nature, demanding the guarantee of consistent low latency and highly reliable performance, currently not possible in today’s 4G and 5G networks. The new solution is designed to address that need and deliver on the full promise of 5G. Critical IoT is the third addition to Ericsson’s cellular IoT portfolio that also comprises Massive IoT, Broadband IoT, and Industrial Automation IoT. It will be introduced with 5G networks, enabling a variety of time-critical services for consumers, enterprises and public institutions across sectors using public and private 5G networks.