Ericsson’s 5G Radio Dot connects commuters on Shenyang subway

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Ericsson’s Radio Dot System has been deployed by China Mobile across all 22 stations of the Line 9 subway in the Chinese city of Shenyang.

The initiative aims to meet the increasing data needs of customers in subway stations – particularly for high-quality, uninterrupted video and streaming.

The 5G indoor radio small cell solution operates on various China Mobile frequencies. It provides a stable downlink of 1Gbps and a maximum transmission rate of up to 1.4Gbps, meaning a 1GB high-definition film should be downloaded within ten seconds.

The implementation is part of an ongoing partnership between Ericsson and China Mobile focused on subway 5G connectivity in Shenyang, in support of the city’s digitalisation ambitions.

Smart city

Dr Jessey Huang, Head of Ericsson’s Indoor Product Line, said: “The Ericsson 5G Radio Dot provides high-quality 5G performance in areas where it has been traditionally difficult to get coverage and high data speeds. As 5G subscriptions increase, the 5G Radio Dot is the perfect answer to meeting the increasing data needs of subscribers in such areas – for example, subway stations.  

“We have worked closely with China Mobile on the Shenyang Subway Line 9 deployment and it is a milestone for 5G-enabled transportation in Liaoning province. This opens doors to high-speed connectivity with low latency to passengers for bandwidth-intensive applications while on the move. The 5G-enabled subway will also facilitate Shenyang’s transformation to a smart city.”

Ericsson says that it was able to install more than 500 5G Radio Dots across the 22 stations in just 20 days - 40 days ahead of schedule, due to the compact and easily deployable nature of the solution.

More than 900,000 passengers use the subway system in Shenyang, north-east China, every day.