Ericsson wins 5G network deal from KPN

Ericsson announced its 5G network deal mobile service provider KPN for supplying mobile core network.
KPN 5G storeEricsson, as part of the five-year agreement, will deploy dual-mode 5G core software with full support services, including an accompanying systems integration program with third-line support services.

Ericsson 5G Core will deliver a significant upgrade to KPN’s existing 2G/3G/4G packet core and signalling technology and enable the communications service provider to deploy its first standalone 5G network.

The telecom network supplier said its dual-mode Ericsson 5G Core will allow KPN to meet increasing data demands of customers in existing consumer markets, as well as pursue new 5G innovation opportunities in emerging enterprise segments.

“By partnering with Ericsson on the latest technologies, gigabit data rates, real-time communication and massive IoT are becoming reality in the Netherlands,” Babak Fouladi, chief technology and digital officer of KPN, said.

“Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core provides container-based, microservice architecture that will help KPN to both develop new business models as well as move onto the next level of network operational efficiency,” Arun Bansal, president of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, said.