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5G will give operators the possibility to improve their existing consumer business and to address previously untapped value chains in the digitalization of industries. The new technology opens up new opportunities in new ecosystems. Ericsson is working closely with telecom operators across the world and has a large number of Memorandums of Understandings. Together with our partners we are continuously testing, learning and pushing the boundaries of how 5G can meet the diverse needs now and of the future.

Showcasing 5G NR interoperability

Ericsson together with Qualcomm and in collaboration with 9 leading telecom operators conducted a multivendor 5G interoperability test compliant with the approved global 3GPP standard for 5G New Radio (NR) Nonstandalone (NSA).

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Latest partnership

As part of Ericsson’s longstanding partnership with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the companies will work on creating a strategic roadmap for the evolution of the network to the next-generation 5G technology.

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5G trial case stories

Harnessing our leading technology and global service skills, Ericsson develops the networks of the future. We are continusly carrying out joint 5G trials and proof of concepts with operators across the world. 

5G live in Korea

In February 2018 Ericsson and Korea Telecom together with Intel conducted a 5G trial in a dense urban environment in the center of Seoul.

5G sets sail in Estonia

Telia, Ericsson and Intel Corporation collaborated to deliver superfast and secure connectivity to Tallink’s cruise ships at the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.

New 5G speed world record

In partnership with SK Telecom and BMW Korea, Ericsson used advanced 5G technology to track a connected car travelling up to 170 km/hour to demonstrate data transmission speeds on a 5G network.

Industry collaboration and 5G pilots

We work with partners in a multitude of industries, as well as academia partners within research and development projects. Our mission is to share knowledge and gain insights into how 5G technology can be leveraged as an innovation platform when industries go digital and to better understand how 5G will be used in the real world.

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Ecosystem partnerships

We’re creating the strongest global 5G ecosystem to enable innovation for new use cases, and business models. We do this with close relationships that in additions to operators include semiconductor vendors, IT-infrastructure providers, a variety of device manufacturers, standards bodies, open source communities and other industries and their ecosystem players. 

Latest 5G trials

Batelco tests IoT innovation in Bahrain

The country’s first 5G trial over a live network comprised tests on speed, latency and beam steering.

Verizon transforms the racing experience

5G wireless technology was tested by livestreaming the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in virtual reality and high-res 4K 360° video.

Celcom delivers Malaysia's first 5G trial

Malaysia's first ever 5G trial achieved peak throughput of 18Gbps and latency of 3ms.

KT trials 5G in PyeongChang

Trails involved building, testing and optimizing a 5G network in PyeongChang along a high-speed rail line.

Etisalat explores outdoor mobility with 5G

In Abu Dhabi, 5G trials with outdoor mobility used 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band.

MTS runs new 5G features in Moscow

A prototype 5G network was built with stationary and mobile test cases. Peak throughput data rates of 25Gbps were achieved.

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