TeliaSonera Targets to Launch 5G in 2018 in Sweden & Estonia

23 January 2016
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TeliaSonera Targets to Launch 5G in 2018 in Sweden & Estonia Image Credit: Ericsson

TeliaSonera has partnered Ericsson to become the first operator to offer 5G services to its customers. It targets to have comercial 5G in Tallinn and Stockholm in 2018. Working with Ericsson, TeliaSonera was the first operator to commercially launch 4G network in 2009.

Under the partnership, both companies will be developing 5G use-cases and service scenarios, including both communication and Internet of Things (IoT) services. The companies are eyeing at a nummber of potential 5G applications, including e-health with real time surveillance of patients and remote treatment; connected cars including critical communication between vehicles (warnings, support to self-driving cars etc.) as well as better network performance in terms of capacity, coverage and power consumption.

Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera
Stockholm and Tallinn are two of the most connected cities in the world and now we'll take them to the next level. 5G will create completely new innovations, ecosystems and great services to our customers. 

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
More and more industries tap into the value of digitalization and connectivity. 5G will amplify that as it is designed to be the industrial internet. It will not only be built for consumers, but also for digitalization of industries and the Internet of Things. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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