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Ericsson launches energy-efficient, triple-band 5G radio

September 2, 2022


Ericsson has launched the Radio 6646, a new triple-band, tri-sector radio that the company claimed is capable of doing the job of nine radios, all while cutting energy consumption by 40% and weighing 60% less than comparable solutions.

The Radio 6646, which combines 900, 800 and 700 MHz frequency bands into one compact 2G to 5G-capable radio, extends the multiband capabilities of Ericsson’s tri-sector products, said the company. It will “enhance both outdoor and indoor coverage for all mobile generations [and] IoT and it will increase the capacity of 5G networks, “especially when combined with mid-band TDD over Carrier Aggregation and 5G SA.”

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