Ericsson announces multiple 5G and IoT deals

Ericsson has bagged multiple 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) deals from China Unicom, Etisalat Misr, STC, Ooredoo, Kazakhtelecom, MTS and Chunghwa Telecom during Mobile World Congress 2019.

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest telecommunications service provider, has selected Ericsson IoT Accelerator to spearhead its IoT drive towards enterprise customers – and open the door to potential global business. Having collaborated on IoT since 2015, including a 2017 Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1 system deal, the partnership expansion will enable Chunghwa’s enterprise customers to tap opportunities enabled by Ericsson IoT Accelerator.

Ericsson is the sole supplier of Chunghwa Telecom’s entire Long-Term Evolution (LTE) core network; a major supplier of its Radio Access Network (RAN) in Taiwan’s most populated areas; and the prime integrator of its end-to-end IPTV solution.

Ericsson and China Unicom, the world’s fourth-largest mobile service provider by subscriber base, are developing a 5G smart harbor at the Port of Qingdao in China. The Port of Qingdao is among the top ten busiest ports in the world, processing approximately 19.3 million containers every year. The port has been operating Asia’s first fully-automated harbor since 2017 and will continue to be at the forefront of port innovation by using 5G. The 5G connection included data traffic from more than 30 high-definition cameras as well as control data for a programmable logic controller (PLC).

At Barcelona, Ericsson has announced several new agreements on the development of 5G networks in Russia and Kazakhstan, as well as two other contracts with Etisalat Misr in Egypt. Ericsson and Kazakhtelecom JSC have signed a MoU for development of 5G radio access technologies in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Ericsson and Etisalat Misr also signed two new contracts. The first agreement covers the expansion of current 4G capabilities in greater Cairo, including the deployment of 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System. The second extends a current managed services contract for a further five years.

STC is deploying a 5G network using Ericsson commercial hardware and solutions including radio access network (RAN), packet core, transport, and Ericsson Network Manager. The network modernization – comprising latest wireless and fixed broadband technologies, boosted speed and 5G deployment – will operate on a 3.5 GHZ band.

In addition to facilitating the delivery of next-generation mobile broadband, cloud, and providing support for massive Internet of Things (IoT) deployment, Ericsson’s 5G collaboration with STC will also enable new industry use cases thanks to increased throughput and reduced latency.

Ericsson has been selected by Ooredoo Qatar to make its ‘Supernet’ fully 5G-enabled and enhance the digital lives of people, enterprises and industries across Qatar. The 5G deal will see Ericsson Radio System, 5G New Radio solutions, and 10 Gbps microwave solutions digitally transform and modernize Ooredoo’s existing mobile networks and introduce the latest 5G technologies across the country.


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