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Ericsson technology advances 5G standalone network in Canada

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  • TELUS’ 5G standalone network is an example of the next generation of connectivity that leverages Ericsson technology
  • Ericsson’s 5G Core network technology will enable the most advanced functionalities such as ultra-low latency, high throughput and a massive number of connections
Press release
Jan 22, 2024
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Marking a major milestone in Canada’s evolution to 5G, Ericsson has partnered with Telus to launch and optimize its 5G standalone (5G SA) network from coast-to-coast. Leveraging Ericsson’s 5G Core technologies, delivered through the cloud-native Ericsson dual-mode 5G Core solution, the 5G SA network enables TELUS to bring customers the most advanced 5G services with functionalities like ultra-low latency and even faster speeds. Ericsson’s technology is built to support 5G – designed to scale for the future and support a massive number of connected devices.

“It’s a big moment for both TELUS and Ericsson as we celebrate the enhancement of their standalone 5G network across Canada,” said Jeanette Irekvist, President, Ericsson Canada. “Working in true collaboration with our partners at TELUS, we’re excited to fuel Canadian connectivity and innovation with this next generation of 5G technology.”

A 5G SA network offers reduced latency, improved efficiency, optimized spectrum utilization and enhanced reliability. This technology will not only transform how Canadians use their connected devices, but also open the door to a wider array of applications for consumers, IoT applications, enterprises and public safety. Its capabilities also pave the way for innovations like connected cars, cloud gaming and virtual and augmented reality.

One of the features of 5G SA is its ability to support network slicing. This will enable TELUS and its customers to allocate different parts of the network for specific use cases and empower Canadian businesses to harness the potential of cutting-edge 5G technologies.

“This network is purpose-built to power the 5G ecosystem,” said Jerome Birot, Vice-president of Platform Technology & Services, TELUS Networks. “Our new standalone network provides never-before-seen speeds and low latency to enable the next generation of 5G edge computing and IoT technologies for entire industries and organizations. From autonomous vehicles to enhanced public safety and healthcare technologies, the TELUS 5G standalone network will provide the underlying connectivity to supercharge Canadian innovation and we are looking forward to ongoing collaboration with Ericsson technologies.”

Ericsson Canada has played a vital role in the country’s innovation ecosystem for more than 70 years, including supporting communications service providers through every generation of mobile communication. Ericsson Canada is also a partner in the national ecosystem network aimed at fostering 5G adoption and collaboration in Canada.

ABOUT TELUS:
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with more than $18 billion in annual revenue and 18 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.

Operating in 31 countries around the world, TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content moderation, for global and disruptive brands across strategic industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media and eCommerce and fintech.

TELUS Health is a global health care leader, which provides employee and family primary and preventive health care and wellness solutions. Our TELUS team, along with our 100,000 health professionals, are leveraging the combination of TELUS’ strong digital and data analytics capabilities with our unsurpassed client service to dramatically improve remedial, preventive and mental health outcomes covering 67 million lives, and growing, around the world. As the largest provider of digital solutions and digital insights of its kind, TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods enables efficient and sustainable production from seed to store, helping improve the safety and quality of food and other goods in a way that is traceable to end consumers.

Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS and our team to contribute $1.5 billion, including 2 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us at @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.

ABOUT ERICSSON:

Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

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