Korean communication service provider LG U+ has selected Ericsson for 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for its 3.5 GHz Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G network.
RAN deployment got underway in October 2019 and Ericsson solutions are going commercially live as they are deployed in the LG U+ network. The new RAN deal means that Ericsson now has commercial 5G RAN contracts with all three major communication service providers in Korea.
Daehee Kim, Vice President, Network Strategy, LG U+ said, “We are delighted to have Ericsson as a trusted 5G Core and 5G RAN vendor. Ericsson’s end-to-end 5G technology leadership is key to ramping-up our nationwide 5G ambitions in Korea. Ericsson will help us to deliver the very best enhanced mobile broadband experiences for our subscribers, as well as opening up innovation and job creation opportunities through the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 and digitalized society.”
Hakan Cervell, Head of Ericsson Korea, Ericsson said, “We’re working in close partnership with LG U+ to strengthen its 5G network in Korea. We look forward to building the partnership to help LG U+ meet its 5G needs as its subscriber base grows across enhanced mobile broadband, IoT, and Industry 4.0. We’re also delighted to now be working with all three communication providers in Korea to use our 5G abilities to keep the country at the forefront of 5G innovation and benefits.”