Ericsson signs deal with Turkcell for 5G development in Turkey

Ericsson has announced collaboration with Turkcell for the research and development of 5G in Turkey.

An MoU was signed between Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg at Stockholm.

The alliance will allow Turkcell and Ericsson to evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components, the company said.

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5G will evolve the entire future communication eco-system, from devices to mobile access, IP core and into the cloud, Ericsson  hopes. Ericsson’s latest 5G test network initiatives focus on the interactions between mobile devices and the radio access network, in both indoor and outdoor circumstances.

Under this partnership, the companies plan to develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components and business collaboration as to 5G potential research projects.

The partnership will enable Turkcell to understand the needs and expectations of consumers and corporate customers from various industries, said Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu.

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, said, “We are expecting 5G adoption to begin in the near future, hence we are focusing on the ways in which the industry will adopt the 5G standard globally to deliver capabilities and services beyond the mainstream 4G offerings.”

Rajani Baburajan

editor@telecomlead.com