Verizon and Ericsson Showcase Technology Milestones and Use Cases Demonstrating Continued Industry Leadership in LTE, Path to 5G at 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 this week, Verizon and Ericsson will showcase technology milestones and use cases demonstrating continued industry leadership as LTE evolves, paving the way to 5G.

Experts from both Ericsson and Verizon will be on hand to personally walk visitors through the innovative demonstrations.

The joint Verizon and Ericsson demonstrations will include:

    --  LTE on CBRS: Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Federated Wireless will
        demonstrate the first use of CBRS band 48 spectrum for LTE with carrier
        aggregation using a true band 48 radio in the Ericsson Radio Dot System,
        Qualcomm MTP, Federated Wireless Spectrum Access System (SAS) and domain
        proxy in the Ericsson Network Manager. This group was the first to use
        this newly authorized spectrum an innovative spectrum sharing scheme,
        and will allow cellular systems to tap into 150 MHz of new spectrum in
        buildings and small cell clusters. The demonstration will showcase the
        possibility of both operator mobile broadband and private LTE use cases
        on the same radio.
    --  5G enhanced intelligent video surveillance: Today, 4G LTE is used to
        connect surveillance cameras across cities in the US. With 5G, there
        will be significantly more capacity to stream the captured video back to
        the network and support large numbers of cameras, enabling new levels of
        intelligence. With all streams coming to a central, video optimized
        repository in the core of the 5G network, additional analysis can be
        applied, providing actionable intelligence for end users. This 5G
        enhancement to an existing 4G solution will provide benefits across
        smart cities, marketing insights for retail, and security.
    --  Drone powered by edge compute: The Verizon and Ericsson Distributed Edge
        Cloud amplifies the power of simple drones to match or exceed the
        capabilities of complex drones, which are much more expensive. This
        proof of concept demonstration shows that as intelligence and processing
        are moved to the 5G core and the very edge of the network, existing
        device constraints will be lifted, enabling advanced applications with
        low cost devices. This new kind of architecture will provide benefits to
        augmented and virtual reality use cases as well as industrial control
        and intelligent transport systems.

Three Industry Milestones in One Month

"Verizon has led the charge in deploying the latest technologies and harnessing unlicensed spectrum with our pioneering work on LTE-U/LAA and 3.5 GHz--putting us in a great position to continue providing the best network experience and to further extend our lead through 4G LTE Advanced features," said Nicola Palmer, Verizon Wireless chief network officer.

These latest technologies are part of the evolution of LTE, using LTE Advanced features, enhancing capacity and speed on the Verizon 4G LTE network. Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm have used these latest technologies to hit three industry firsts/milestones just last month:

    --  By combining licensed and unlicensed bands with 4-carrier aggregation,
        4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM, we jointly achieved 953 Mbps in a real-world
        deployment in Florida. Verizon is already selling devices that are
        enabled to take advantage of this technology, including the Moto Z2
        Force and Samsung Note 8, with more to come this year
    --  The three companies also recently deployed the first end-to-end use of
        band 48 CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) 3.5 GHz spectrum in an
        LTE Advanced carrier aggregation demonstration, greatly advancing our
        work in this emerging band
    --  Using three carrier aggregation, we achieved another industry first with
        more than 1 Gbps speeds on our 4G LTE network

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 163,400 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary houses more than 50 media and technology brands that engage about 1 billion people around the world.

Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on

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