Ericsson signs 5G RAN deal with Deutsche Telekom

Ericsson announced a new deal with Deutsche Telekom, the largest telecom service provider in Europe by revenue, to deploy 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) across Germany.
Ericsson Radio System - Suburban SiteDeutsche Telekom will upgrade several mobile sites to the latest 5G technology standard over the next few years using Ericsson Radio System products and solutions.

Ericsson said the new 5G deal is in addition to a multi-RAN agreement as Deutsche Telekom takes the next step following the joint modernization of its 2G, 3G and 4G radio networks over the past two years.

Deutsche Telekom will be deploying Ericsson Spectrum Sharing solution, allowing Deutsche Telekom to dynamically manage 4G and 5G traffic in its network through the use of existing spectrum, enhancing coverage, performance and mobility, said Claudia Nemat, Board Member for Innovation and Technology, Deutsche Telekom.