Ericsson continues to provide Verizon with Ericsson Radio System 4G LTE equipment with the latest advances in 4G LTE capabilities and a 5G-ready platform in new markets, including Ericsson’s high-capacity baseband and dual band radios. The solution will be software upgradeable to 5G and will deliver CAT-M and NB-IoT for Massive Internet of Things use cases, as well as industry-leading network capacity.
In 2017, Verizon and Ericsson used the latest technologies to achieve 953 Mbps by combining licensed and unlicensed bands with four-carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM in a real-world network environment in Florida. Ericsson equipment exceeded 1 Gbps speeds on the Verizon 4G LTE network using three-carrier aggregation. They also deployed FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine, California.