Teracom AB is a state-owned service provider in Sweden delivering nationwide communications services to public and private national critical infrastructure enterprises. The new 4G deal will enable Teracom to offer secure and reliable mobile connections, including IoT, for critical infrastructure such as electric and water utilities
Åsa Sundberg, CEO, Teracom AB, says: "Robust and secure communications are an essential component of a digital society. Ericsson's technology gives us the possibility to offer our customers reliable connections, as well as securing a potential path towards 5G."
With 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System products, the network will have a nationwide 4G coverage, while also getting key equipment in place to upgrade to 5G. Teracom is using the low 450 MHz band, which enables wider reach and propagation and is well suited for coverage that benefits remote location sites and utilities such as electric and water. The new network will begin to be rolled out in Q2 2020.
Jenny Lindqvist, Vice President, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, says: "With a modernized 4G network, Teracom will be able to grow and support an increasingly digitalized society in Sweden and provide their clients with the security and reliable uptime they demand. This new network will be the backbone for many vital services across the country."
The agreement also includes products and systems from Ericsson partner Juniper Networks.