Teracom has selected telecom equipment maker Ericsson to build its 4G network in Sweden.
Ericsson will provide radio access network (RAN) and Ericsson Cloud Core products for 4G, as well as core transport solutions and security gateways.
Ericsson said the network deal also includes products and solutions from Ericsson partner Juniper Networks.
Asa Sundberg, CEO of Teracom AB, said: “Ericsson’s technology gives us the possibility to offer our customers reliable connections, as well as securing a potential path towards 5G.”
Ericsson, a leading telecom network maker competing with Nokia, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE, will supply 5G-ready Radio System products to ensure that the network will have a nationwide 4G coverage, while also offering key equipment to upgrade to 5G.
Teracom, a state-owned organization, is using the low 450 MHz band, which enables wider reach and propagation and is well suited for coverage that benefits remote location sites and utilities such as electric and water. The new network will begin to be rolled out in Q2 2020.
“With a modernized 4G network, Teracom will be able to grow and support an increasingly digitalized society in Sweden and provide their clients with the security and reliable uptime they demand,” Jenny Lindqvist, head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, said.