Ericsson announced that it had achieved 100th commercial 5G contract with unique communications service providers. The figure includes 58 publicly announced contracts and 56 live 5G networks, spanning in five continents.
The milestone was reached with 5G deal with Telekom Slovenije on 12th August. Ericsson has worked with major service provider partners. Ericsson’s first 5G partnership announcement came in 2014.
Initial technology engagements and MoU partnerships were followed by 5G New Radio (NR) technology testing and trials. The company’s first live commercial launches were announced in 2018.
Ericsson 5G deployments include:
- 5G Non-Standalone
- 5G Standalone
- Ericsson Spectrum Sharing technology
Also, it includes cloud native capabilities with Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core.
Ericsson has deployed 5G in different bands in urban, suburban and rural environments to enable support for enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access. In advanced 5G markets, communication service providers are also offering augmented reality and virtual reality services that are enabled by 5G, in education, entertainment and gaming.
Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson said, “Our customers’ needs have been central to the development and evolution of Ericsson’s 5G technology across our portfolio from the very beginning. We are proud that this commitment has resulted in 100 unique communications service providers globally selecting our technology to drive their 5G success ambitions. We continue to put our customers center stage to help them deliver the benefits of 5G to their subscribers, industry, society and countries as a critical national infrastructure”.
Beside this Ericsson worked with service providers, universities, technology institutes, and industry partners to pursue 5G business and consumer use cases.
Some of the partnerships resulted in the deployment of 5G dedicated networks.
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