Ericsson opens lab in Canada to test new 5G RAN technologies

On Wednesday, Ericsson said it is opening a lab in Ottawa, Canada, to work with partners and customers on new 5G radio access networks (RAN) technologies.

Ericsson said, the technologies would include Open RAN, which would allow mobile operators to build networks that are not tied to a vendor.

“This initiative will help to test the limits of 5G connectivity, working closely with operators and enterprise customers globally, as the industry continues to adopt more open architectures,” said Executive Vice President Fredrik Jejdling.

Ericsson is working with service providers including Softbank Corp, KDDI, Orange, and Turkcell; its partners are Intel and Nvidia.

In 2020, became  the first major telecoms equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow mobile operators to build networks not linked to a vendor.

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