New 5G campus network offering by Deutsche Telekom & Ericsson

Jan. 31, 2022
Campus network for business customers based on 5G standalone technology from Ericsson.

Deutsche Telekom and Ericcson have extended their campus-network portfolio to now offer location-specific 5G mobile networks for companies based on 5G Standalone Technology (5G SA). The new campus network offering is based on a local 5G infrastructure that is exclusively available for the customer's digital applications, the partners note.

The 5G SA technology works without LTE anchors and offers all the technical advantages of the new mobile communications standard—even for particularly demanding and safety-critical use cases: fast data transmission rates, maximum network capacity and highly reliable connectivity with low latency. With the advanced 5G SA technology, Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson support companies from a wide range of industries in developing innovative digital applications and making existing processes more efficient.

The newly offered 5G SA Campus network operates completely separated from the public mobile network: all components of the infrastructure from the antennas to the standalone core network to the network server are located on the customer's premises. This ensures that sensitive data remains exclusively within the local campus network.

The local connection of the customer infrastructure also enables particularly simple and fast processing of data via the private network, the companies claim. This standalone 5G architecture of "short distances" is most suitable for supporting business-critical applications that require ultra-short response times in the millisecond range. The 5G SA network operates on frequencies in the 3.7 to 3.8 GHz range that are specifically allocated to the enterprise. Thus, up to 100 MHz bandwidth is available for the exclusive use within the private campus network.

"When it comes to digitalization, industry and SMEs need a reliable partner," says Hagen Rickmann, managing director, business customers at Telekom Deutschland GmbH. "Together with Ericsson, we help business customers in every industry to increase their productivity and exploit their full potential using 5G standalone technology."

Arun Bansal, executive vice president and head of market Area Europe & Latin America at Ericsson added, "Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson share a long-standing partnership in innovation, technology and services. Together, we offer secure, reliable and high-performance network solutions tailored to the specific business needs of our customers.”