Ericsson announced that Malaysia’s 5G network being deployed by Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) will use the new AIR 3268 energy-saving radios.
This makes it the first 5G network in Asia to use Ericsson’s latest ultra-lightweight radio. According to the company, based on its field measurements, the IR 3268 is 18% more energy-efficient than the previous generation radio.
It also supports Ericsson’s Massive MIMO architecture and Uplink Booster.
At 12 kg in weight and 23 liters in mass, the ultra-lightweight AIR 3268 is the lightest and smallest Massive MIMO radio in the industry.
This makes installations easy on towers, rooftops, poles, and walls, even where space is limited.
It was designed for 5G mid-band Massive MIMO performance with 200W output power, 32 transceivers, and passive cooling.
thereby ensuring a more sustainable and responsible 5G rollout.”
The AIR 3268 is designed with Ericsson Silicon, providing real-time channel estimation and ultra-precise beamforming that improves coverage and user experience.