Ericsson secures 100th  5G network contract

Ericsson announced that it secured the telecom network company’s 100th commercial 5G agreement or contract with unique communications service providers.
The figure includes 58 publicly announced contracts and 56 live 5G networks, spanning five continents, Ericsson said.

The milestone was reached with the announcement of the 5G deal with Telekom Slovenije on August 12. Ericsson has worked with major service provider partners since the early days of 5G R&D development.

The company’s first public 5G partnership announcement came in 2014. The first live commercial launches were announced in 2018.

Ericsson competes with China-based Huawei and ZTE, Finland-based Nokia and Korea-based Samsung in the 5G network business.

Ericsson’s contracts span Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core network deployments, enabled by products and solutions from the Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Cloud Core network portfolios.

Ericsson 5G 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.

“Our customers’ needs have been central to the development and evolution of Ericsson’s 5G technology across our portfolio from the very beginning,” Borje Ekholm, president and CEO of Ericsson, said.