Deutsche Telekom inks campus network deal with Ericsson

Deutsche Telekom announced its campus networks partnership with Ericsson to address the market demand for mobile solutions at industrial sites in Germany.
Deutsche Telekom and EricssonDeutsche Telekom and Ericsson aim to work together on sites such as factory floors, airports and harbors.

Campus networks technology will be complemented with solutions from Deutsche Telekom’s portfolio. Use cases with customers in industries include autonomous transportation of production materials, next-gen refinery, and predictive maintenance, said Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of T-Systems.

Ericsson, which competes with Finland’s Nokia and China’s Huawei to build mobile Internet infrastructure, said that its campus networks would combine public and private mobile connectivity.

The industry is expected to spend $275 billion on 5G technology over the next seven years in the United States alone, according to Accenture estimates.

Gartner said in a report earlier this year that most 5G deployments will focus on islands of deployment, adding that less than 45 percent of communications service providers globally will have launched commercial 5G networks by 2025.

Deutsche Telekom announced a limited rollout of 5G services in its home market last month, targeting early adopters in cities with the high-speed mobile technology.