Deutsche Telekom AG and Ericsson, two of the largest telecommunications service providers, have teamed up on a new multi-year deal to deploy the service provider’s RAN (Radio Access Network) across Germany.
According to the deal’s conditions, various mobile sites will be upgraded to the newest 5G tech standard over the next years with Ericsson Radio System products and solutions.
The deal is an extent of a multi-RAN agreement as Deutsche Telekom takes the next logical step following the successful joint modernization of its 3G and 4G networks over the past few years.
The reputable Ericsson Spectrum Sharing solution will also be introduced, allowing the company to manage 4G and 5G traffic in its network in real-time thanks to efficient use of the existing spectrum, boosting coverage, mobility, and performance.
Claudia Nemat, Board Member for Innovation and Technology at Deutsche telekom AG, stated:
“We are pleased to have found a leading 5G supplier in Ericsson as a partner, who has also convinced us in the past in the modernization of our mobile access network. After the reliable and on-time modernization, the bar for the 5G roll-out in the antenna network is naturally also high.”
“This 5G deal is a testament to the exceptional long-term partnership we have forged with Deutsche Telekom, both here in Germany and around Europe. With our global experience and leading technology, we’ll deploy a world-class 5G network in Germany with DT, and we’re excited about this next chapter in our relationship,” stated Arun Bansal, Ericsson President of Europe and Latin America.
In addition to the partnership and cooperation in terms of public mobile network, the two giants also work closely at equipping industrial companies with private mobile networks, also known as campus networks.
The partners have recently equipped individual Osram and BMW plant sites.