Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm at MWC 2017

Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm at Mobile World Congress 2017Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm announced new 5G New Radio (NR) trials with NTT Docomo, Vodafone, and Telstra Australia — in partnership with Qualcomm.

“We will push the technology frontier and always ask ourselves how we can make our customers more successful,” Borje Ekholm at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017).

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“5G will transform all industries, and our customers are already gearing up for the future by evolving their current 4G networks,” Borje Ekholm said.

A new study by Ericsson states that there will be a $1.23 trillion market in 2026 to be addressed by 5G.

Telstra CEO Andy Penn said that 5G is an essential enabler for future services, and focused especially on the new media solution announced in collaboration with Ericsson and Fox Innovation Lab.

Hanno Basse, CTO of 21st Century Fox said the solution will set the industry trend by bringing new content to subscribers in a fast, convenient way.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said T-Mobile’s LTE network is the most advanced in the US and the tech company will deploy the latest, global leading technologies that will create the foundation of a powerful 5G network built for mobility.


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