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    Ericsson, Telcaria collaborate to improve 5G’s energy efficiency


    Spain’s Telcaria is part of the 5TONIC co-innovation lab – this new project will be overseen by a not-for-profit R&D institution and receive public funding

    Ericsson and Telcaria, the Spanish telecommunications R&D specialist which is active in the 5TONIC co-innovation lab, are to jointly develop new ways of improving 5G’s energy efficiency – without affecting the network’s performance at speeds up to 1Gbps.

    The partnership is part of a larger project researching wireless networking called 6G DAWN. This began in 2022 and is overseen by non-profit research institution CTTC. It is funded by the Spanish Government’s Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan via the UNICO I+D 5G programme.

    The partners are adopting a public-private integrated network (PNI-NPN) approach to improve the observability and predictability of network use, performance and energy consumption.

    To do this they have established a private 5G network on CTTC premises, connected to the 5TONIC lab which includes technologies like digital twins of networks and their exposure.

    5G is the most energy efficient mobile network technology so far. Its architecture and the use of AI and machine learning make it up to 10 times more energy efficient per gigabyte than 4G. 5G can lead to big cost savings for enterprises, making their business operations more efficient and sustainable.