T-Mobile and Ericsson conduct the US’ first standalone 5G data session
T-Mobile and Ericsson have conducted the first standalone 5G data session in the United States.
Existing 5G networks are not standalone and require a simultaneous connection to an LTE network. While a non-standalone architecture still offers better speeds and performance than just LTE, a standalone architecture makes sense for some new enterprise 5G services such as smart cities.
T-Mobile used Ericsson’s AIR 6488 radio and Baseband 6630. These products, from Ericsson’s Radio System portfolio, can...