Ericsson has supported Tele2 in upgrading the operator’s infrastructure with 25,000 5G-ready base stations across Russia in just 18 months. The update, which covers all 27 regions of Russia, has increased capacity and enhanced network performance by a factor of 1.7.
Aleksey Telkov, CTO, Tele2 Russia, says: “Clients recommend our services because we provide wide network coverage and high Internet speeds. In the Moscow region, from the very start, we installed 5G-ready base stations. We deployed a pilot 5G network in the center of Russia’s capital, and together with Ericsson, we are carrying out a large-scale network modernization across the country. This allows us to say that Tele2 is technologically ready for 5G”.
The installation and launch of Ericsson’s base stations on Tele2’s network saw the completion of 50 percent of the five-year network modernization deal reached during MWC 2019 in Barcelona and follows the first 5G zone in the center of Moscow in August 2019.
Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Ericsson in Russia, says: “Our development enables Tele2’s subscribers the opportunity to use mobile internet services in high quality. As all our network equipment in Russia supports an upgrade to 5G technologies through remote software installation, operators in Russia are able to launch new services as soon as they get the appropriate licenses. Ericsson’s 5G Innovation Hub in Moscow gives Russian service providers the opportunity to test innovations on live 5G and IoT networks. The Ericsson Academy, our training center co-located at the Innovation Hub, trains more than 1,000 specialists from Russian service providers and students each year”.