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5G open for business

We are now starting to see commercial 5G networks going live. Previous generations were focused on consumer and personal communications but now 5G will serve consumers, enterprises and take the internet of things to the next level, where superior connectivity is a prerequisite. Initially, 5G will be a capacity enhancer in metropolitan areas and enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access will be ways for operators to address explosive traffic growth.

Vodafone Spain

Launched on 2019-06-15

Introducing 5G on mid-band

Offering smartphone services



Ericsson partners with AT&T to launch mobile 5G in US


Etisalat UAE selects Ericsson for 5G


Ericsson wins 5G commercial deal with KT

SK Telecom

Ericsson collaborates with Qualcomm and SKT for 5G commercialization


Ericsson partners with Sprint for Massive Mimo deployment


Ericsson to supply Swisscom for Gigabit LTE and 5G


Ericsson partners with Telstra to launch 5G sites throughout Australia


Ericsson provide 5G Core network and 5G RAN

Vodafone Spain

Introducing 5G on mid-band


Batelco and Ericsson to deploy 5G in Bahrain


GCI selects Ericsson for 5G rollout in Alaska


Ericsson selected by Ooredoo Qatar to enable 5G


Optus and Ericsson now rolling out 5G sites in Australia


Ericsson and SoftBank Corp. to deploy multi-band 5G network


STC and Ericsson launch 5G network in Saudi Arabia


TDC selects Ericsson for 5G and Ericsson Operations Engine managed services

Telenor Sweden

Ericsson chosen by Telenor to transform its 5G core network

Telenor Denmark

Ericsson chosen by Telenor to transform its 5G core network

Telenor Norway

Ericsson chosen by Telenor to transform its 5G core network


Ericsson provides T-Mobile with equipment for 5G networks

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular selects Ericsson for 5G deployments

Vodafone UK

Ericsson prepares southern England for 5G evolution

Wind Tre

Ericsson to modernize Wind Tre network in Italy

Ericsson in 5G – from blue print to reality

From 5G standardization to today’s commercialization, Ericsson has been a key player in making 5G networks a commercial reality.

  • Ericsson is driving 5G standardization and was the largest contributor to the standardization body in 3GPP during 2018. Ericsson is committed to rapidly applying these standards to our technology development.
  • We have achieved interoperability between Ericsson Radio System commercial radios and the 5G test devices of our ecosystem partners such as Qualcomm and Intel on all main spectrum bands for initial 5G launches – most of them as first in the industry.
  • We have a flexible portfolio with our 5G platform that enables telecom operators to smoothly switch on 5G on their existing 4G networks. The Ericsson Radio System hardware has been 5G-ready since 2015 and can also be used for 5G NR with a remote software installation. This means we have already shipped more than 3 million 5G-ready radios to our customers worldwide.
  • Ericsson is a technology leader in 5G. Pioneering customers select us as their 5G partner and we are first with commercial live networks in four continents. This includes multiple operators in both the US and South Korea, as well as in SwitzerlandAustralia and UAE. We have publicly announced commercial 5G deals with more than 20 named operator customers.
  • In addition to this, we have over 40 operator memorandums of understanding worldwide and we are collaborating with more than 40 universities and technology institutes as well as 30 industry partners.

Hear more about 5th generation mobile networks

Listen to The Voice of 5G podcast

Building 5G Networks

5G is happening, now. With the first commercial launches underway, we are preparing and equipping mobile service providers to go live. 


Our contributions. Anything but standard. Ericsson is deeply involved in the 5G standardization work.


Technology milestones: showcasing 5G NR interoperability

Watch how we have developed the 5G technology based on business needs, together with our eco system partners

5G trials

A royal 5G network

Ericsson and Telia are providing Sweden’s first 5G network – now live at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Ericsson 5G powers environmentally friendly self-driving vehicles

Ericsson, Einride and Telia partner to show driverless trucks are one step closer to being safe for public roads.

5G ultra-low latency propels jet engine manufacturing

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology we trialed how 5G can improve manufacturing processes. Our 5G trial system achieved ultra-low latency of close to 1 millisecond, allowing for real time monitoring and control.

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.

Explore all our 5G trials

Learn more



Insights and reports

June 2019 report

In the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, we predict that 5G subscriptions will reach 1.9 billion, 35 percent of traffic will be carried by 5G networks and up to 65 percent of the global population could be covered by the technology. This makes it the fastest generation to be rolled out on a global scale.

5G consumer business: ready when you are

Mobile broadband is the first use case for 5G. Its introduction will bring increased capacity and improved customer experience. Explore how 5G can improve your consumer business.

The 5G business case for enhanced mobile broadband

Enhanced mobile broadband will be the first commercial application of 5G and can help operators improve their consumer business. Our study reveals that the evolution to 5G can enable a 10 times lower cost per gigabyte than current 4G networks.

5G security - making the system trustworthy

Connected devices and mobile applications require wireless network access that is resilient, secure and able to protect individuals’ right to privacy. The 5G system is designed with these requirements in mind. Read our whitepaper.

5G deployment considerations

Ericsson’s network technology enables evolution from 4G to full 5G deployment through natural, step-wise implementation that balances investments, revenue streams and competitiveness while minimizing risk. Our paper outlines how. Read the new edition with expanded sections on core network evolution and spectrum strategies.

The guide to capturing the 5G-IoT business potential

We turned our insights into a comprehensive guide for operators on how to start their 5G-IoT business. We outline the opportunities, the challenges and the case studies that are emerging from the digitalization of industries.

5G for industries






輸送業界は、効率を向上させ、二酸化炭素排出量を削減すべく努めています。 これを達成するための一つの方法は、車両間の通信を通じて緊密に連携したトラックの隊列走行、いわゆるトラックプラトーンをつくり、トラックを接近させて走行させることです。エリクソンはプラトーニングの5G要件を理解するためスカニアと協力しています。


交通管理は交通システムをスマート化するシステムです。より良い輸送サービスと交通環境を整えるために、交通の流れを管理してプロアクティブに設計するインテリジェントな輸送システムを作りたいと考えています。 この接続され、協調的で自動化された交通システムを構築できるようになるためには、このミッションクリティカルな通信を処理する5Gが必要となります。最終的には、あなたがバスをつかまえるのではなく、バスがあなたをつかまえてくれるようになるのです。

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