Chinese service providers select Ericsson for 5G RAN

May 20, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Chinese service providers select Ericsson for 5G RAN
Communication Service Providers (CSPs), China Telecom and China Unicom have selected Ericsson as a 5G RAN vendor as part of the their joint nationwide 5G network.

Ericsson will partner with China Telecom and China Unicom to deploy Ericsson Radio System products and systems (5G RAN), including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, as they roll out 5G across China.

Further, Ericsson will provide outdoor and indoor site systems to build capacity and coverage in the 3.5 GHz and 2.1 GHz bands. Network services including provisioning, installation and testing will be provided to meet the CSPs’ technical needs and enable them to build and share 5G networks.

The Ericsson Radio System product portfolio will facilitate the CSPs’ Standalone (SA) 5G RAN build. The 3.5 GHz and 200 MHz wideband 5G radio systems will serve shared network building needs for high-call-volume while 2.1 GHz 5G radio systems will support the mixed deployment of 3G, 4G and 5G networks. This will help China Telecom and China Unicom to quickly achieve coverage breadth and depth.

China Telecom has also selected Ericsson 5G Core portfolio products. These include Cloud Packet Core, Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy products, built on cloud-native technology for operational efficiency and agility to launch new 5G services. The Ericsson 5G Core network will be deployed on Ericsson Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) along with Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration.

As an established technology and strategic partner for both China Telecom and China Unicom, Ericsson will support the CSPs in their shared efforts to swiftly make 5G services a reality.


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