The private network allows enterprises to keep sensitive data on-premise and has zero downtime upgrades

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Ericsson Private 5G supports a range of use cases for both indoor and outdoor environments. (Credit: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson)

Ericsson has launched private 5G for enterprises to optimise and simplify their operations with secure on-site connectivity and cloud-based network management.

The network offers 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity to manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.

The Swedish company said that the private network is designed to boost Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of industrial sectors.

By providing integration with business operations, devices and applications, Ericsson Private 5G allows companies to enhance productivity and improve working environments for employees.

It enables businesses to keep sensitive data on-premise and has zero downtime upgrades.

Through Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), the private network ensures high performance for enterprises, the company said.

Apart from supporting a range of deployment sizes, the product enables installation within hours at any facility. Depending on the requirement, it also supports the inclusion of additional coverage areas, more devices and capacity enhancements.

Ericsson Private 5G also enables businesses to manage their networks and integrate with IT/OT systems via an open application programming interface (API).

Ericsson dedicated networks, business area technologies and new businesses head Thomas Noren said: “With Ericsson Private 5G, we take the best of Ericsson’s current portfolio and top it up with the best of our new technology.

“We do this to give businesses what they need to improve productivity, enable new offerings and give employees a better working environment.

“With Ericsson Private 5G, we also give operators a better way to serve business customers and leverage their assets – in short, to grow beyond mobile broadband.”

The new product, which builds upon Ericsson’s 4G/5G radio and dual-mode core technology, supports a range of use cases for both indoor and outdoor environments.

The use cases include asset tracking and real-time automation for productivity enhancements in warehouses, and a digital twin that helps to optimise manufacturing operations.

Last month, Ericsson partnered with Italian cyber and security solutions company Leonardo to explore and develop new 5G solutions and business models.