Ericsson has launched a software toolkit aimed at strengthening 5G Standalone network capabilities.

The Swedish vendor said its toolkit has been designed for CSPs to deliver use cases with high requirements on throughput, reliability, and latency at agreed performance levels.

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The toolkit bundle offers 5G Standalone network capabilities for network slicing, Massive MIMO, and time-critical communications.

Use cases for this software include mobile cloud gaming, video conferencing, live broadcasting, remote-controlled machines/vehicles, public safety services, and future XR applications.

5G Standalone is not reliant on older mobile generations and solely uses a 5G core network.

The toolkit "empowers our customers to unlock advanced 5G applications through differentiated connectivity," said Sibel Tombaz, head of product line 5G RAN, Ericsson. "This not only guarantees on-demand service excellence but also propels us toward our vision of networks as a platform."

Ericsson acknowledged its latest ConsumerLab report, which found 20 percent of smartphone users want differentiated 5G connectivity, and are willing to pay a premium of up to 11 percent for a 5G plan with better network performance.