Ericsson notches up a century of 5G agreements with operators around the world

Published: 13 August 2020 - midnight

Swedish technology giant, Ericsson, has announced that it has signed its 100th commercial 5G deal, with the announcement that Telekom Slovenije will utilise Ericsson’s 5G kit for its next generation network in Slovenia.

The 100 commercial 5G contracts includes 58 publicly announced contracts and 56 live 5G networks, spanning five continents.

“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 centre stage to help them deliver the benefits of 5G to their subscribers, industry, society and countries as a critical national infrastructure,” said Börje Ekholm, president and CEO of Ericsson.

Ericsson announced its first live commercial 5G launches in 2018, with operators around the world choosing products and services from Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Cloud Core network portfolios.

The company’s next generation network deployments include 5G Non-Standalone, 5G Standalone and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing technology. They also include cloud native capabilities with Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core.

Ericsson has deployed 5G in high-, mid- and low-bands in different urban, suburban and rural environments to support enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access business cases. In some advanced 5G markets, communication service providers are offering 5G-enabled augmented reality and virtual reality services in education, entertainment and gaming.

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