The innovation engine for growth for operators

5G will enable telecom operators to move into new markets and build new revenue streams, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new capabilities of 5G span several dimensions, including tremendous flexibility, lower energy requirements, greater capacity, bandwidth, security, reliability and data rates, as well as lower latency and device costs. 

Previous generations of mobile networks addressed consumers predominantly. 5G will serve consumers and multiple industries. 

Learn more: This is 5G (pdf)

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Ericsson 5G momentum

  • Ericsson is a technology leader in 5G. Pioneering customers select us as their 5G partner and we were first with commercial live networks in four continents. This includes multiple operators in the United States, South Korea, Europe as well as in Australia and Middle East. We have close to 80 commercial 5G agreements or contracts with unique operators, of which more than 20 are live networks
  • We have a strong and flexible 5G portfolio in place to enable our customers to switch on 5G already today in all main frequency bands for global deployments and utilize their valuable spectrum assets in the most efficient way
    • The Ericsson Radio System hardware is 5G-ready since 2015 and can be used also for 5G NR with a remote software installation. In total, we have shipped over 4 million 5G ready (hardware) radios to our customers since 2015, which gives us and our customers a unique advantage. This enables our customers smooth network evolution to 5G and protects their past investments
    • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing software is the most economically feasible way to introduce 5G in existing bands – enabling nation-wide 5G coverage.
      Swisscom announced its aim to have its 5G network operational all over Switzerland by the end of 2019 – with close to 90 percent nationwide population coverage. This will be achieved by using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing
    • Our industry leading 5G platform provides our customers with the products and services needed to manage the increased traffic growth, to simplify their operations and to secure their 5G revenues
  • Ericsson is leading 5G standardization with most contributions for 4G and 5G and has achieved interoperability milestones with 3rd party partners including Qualcomm as first in the industry across all main 5G frequency bands, which will be needed to secure 5G in all geographies and achieve the full potential of the 5G technology
  • Our only focus is to make our customers win and our customers have every opportunity to be ahead with 5G

Read CEO, Börje Ekholm’s, blog: The world is talking about 5G. We are deploying it.

 Read more on Ericsson's solutions and role in 5G

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Installing Ericsson’s 5G radios at Telstra’s Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia

Installing Ericsson's 5G radios at Telstra's Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia
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Installing Ericsson’s 5G radios in South Korea

Installing Ericsson's 5G radios in South Korea
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5g NR products

5G NR products
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5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm with SK Telecom executive

5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm with SK Telecom executive
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Verizon and NTT DOCOMO teams after the 5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm

Verizon and NTT DOCOMO teams after the 5G NR interoperability demo by Ericsson and Qualcomm
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Ericsson and Qualcomm team during 5G NR interoperability demo

Ericsson and Qualcomm team during 5G NR interoperability demo
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Ericsson and Qualcomm team during 5G NR interoperability demo

5G NR interoperability demo on 39GHz – Ericsson and Qualcomm equipment
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5G NR interoperability demo on 39GHz – Ericsson and Intel equipment

5G NR interoperability demo on 39GHz – Ericsson and Intel equipment
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Putting our ideas into practice with customers - highlights

TIM and Ericsson make first 5G NR video call using mmWave spectrum in Europe
Dec 20, 2018

Ericsson, SK Telecom and Qualcomm collaborate to break 5G barriers
Dec 13, 2018

Sweden's first 5G network is live at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dec 5, 2018

5G powers 3D holographic communication
Nov 22, 2018

MTN, Ericsson and Netstar record 5G first for South Africa
Nov 15, 2018

Telenor selects Ericsson for 5G core network transformation
Nov 14, 2018

Developers use 5G to power innovation in robotics
Nov 13, 2018

Swisscom, Ericsson, Qualcomm and WNC successfully test 5G smartphone prototype on live 5G network
Nov 8, 2018

Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G
Nov 7, 2018

Ericsson and Telstra announce 5G partnership
Oct 23, 2018

T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement
Sep 11, 2018

Ericsson brings 5G to life for US operators
Sep 10, 2018

Ericsson and Qualcomm complete 3GPP-compliant 5G data call on 39 GHz
Sep 7, 2018

Ericsson delivers end-to-end 5G transport solution to Swisscom
Sep 7, 2018

Ericsson and Swisscom get 5G ready for business
Sep 4, 2018

Hi3G selects Ericsson to develop transport network for 5G in Denmark
Aug 15, 2018

Ericsson increasing US investments to support accelerated 5G deployments
Aug 10, 2018

Ericsson and KPN look to improve traffic safety with 5G
Aug 3, 2018

Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing
Aug 2, 2018

Pioneering use of glass-mounted antenna for 5G connected vehicles
July 26, 2018

Singtel and Ericsson to launch Singapore's first 5G pilot network
July 23, 2018

Ericsson, Telstra and Intel achieve first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call over licenced 3.5GHz spectrum
July 16, 2018

Ericsson and Intel achieve milestone with end-to-end 5G data call
July 6, 2018

MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line
Jun 21, 2018

Ericsson, Intel and China Mobile achieve 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor Standalone 5G NR interoperability
Jun 14, 2018

FOX teams with Ericsson, Intel, AT&T to deliver 4K over 5G at 2018 U.S. Open
May 15, 2018

Rogers and Ericsson partner on 5G for Canada
Apr 16, 2018

Ericsson and MTS establish 5G research center in Russia
Feb 28, 2018

Ericsson and T-Mobile to deploy multi-band nationwide 5G network
Feb 27, 2018

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