Finnish telecommunications service provider, Elisa, has selected Ericsson for a comprehensive 5G technology deployment spanning 5G Core and 5G RAN (Radio Access Network). The agreement, with an option to extend, includes both 5G Non-standalone (5G NSA) and 5G Standalone (5G SA) products and systems.
Ericsson Cloud Packet Core products and systems are already live in Elisa's 5G network. As part of the partnership extension, Ericsson is now deploying its dual-mode 5G Core to add support for standalone technology in Elisa's network.
The partnership will also see Ericsson 5G RAN products, from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, introduced and deployed in Elisa's 5G network from 2021. The network operates on 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz frequency bands.