Ericsson has 91 commercial 5G agreements and contracts
China Telecom and China Unicom have chosen to deploy Ericsson Radio System products and solutions as part of their 5G rollouts, specifically making use the Swedish vendor’s dynamic spectrum sharing solution, Ericsson Spectrum Sharing.
The Ericsson Radio System product portfolio will facilitate the CSPs’ Standalone (SA) 5G RAN build. 3.5 GHz and 200 megahertz wideband 5G radio solutions will serve shared network building needs for high-call-volume while 2.1 GHz 5G radio solutions will support the mixed deployment of 3G, 4G and 5G networks.
According to Ericsson, these steps will allow the two Chinese operators to quickly achieve coverage breadth and depth.
Currently, Ericsson has 91 commercial 5G agreements and contracts, including 36 live 5G networks on four continents.
According to earlier reports, China Unicom and China Telecom awarded the majority of the 5G contracts to Huawei and ZTE, with each of the Chinese vendors obtaining 35.9% of the deal, with Ericsson winning 17.9%. The final 10.3% was obtained by Chinese company Datang Mobile Communications.
In September last year, China Telecom and China Unicom agreed to cooperatively build a 5G mobile network, with the main aim of reducing costs.
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