Analysis: Using DSS to speed up rollout will buy 5G providers time

Vodafone’s deal with Ericsson to use DSS technology should keep c

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
2nd July, 2020
Analysis: Using DSS to speed up rollout will buy 5G providers time
5G-enabled phones are expected to be the norm by the end of 2021, but rollout of the infrastructure continues to be delayed

Vodafone announced a partnership with Ericsson on Thursday to use dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology in order to speed up the rollout of 5G.

DSS basically allows for the same infrastructure to be used for both 4G and 5G signals. That sounds great but it’s a touch complicated. One of the reasons it wasn’t the go-to from the start of 5G rollout is that the point-to-point transmission of 5G requires more stations, albeit of smaller...

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