Telia Company Deploys Public 5G Live Network Use Cases with Ericsson and Intel

2 October 2017
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Telia Company Deploys Public 5G Live Network Use Cases with Ericsson and Intel Image Credit: Ericsson

Telia is deploying the first public 5G live network use cases in Europe in collaboration with Ericsson and Intel.

This includes a high-speed 5G connection to a commercial passenger cruise ship delivering internet connectivity to the ship and its passengers while in port, and an industrial use case featuring a construction excavator remotely controlled with a live 5G network.

The solution stack underpinning the cases in Estonia consists of technologies from Ericsson and Intel. An Ericsson 5G base station consisting of 5G antenna, radio and baseband, in conjunction with the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform – provides millimeter wave and extends the Telia mobile network to 5G.

The move is an important milestone in the global 5G roadmap, moving Ericsson, Intel, and Telia, and more importantly Telia customers, closer to the goal of bringing 5G services to life in both Tallinn and Stockholm in 2018, two of the most digitalized cities in the world. 

During the test in September 2017, 5G technology was deployed for the whole ship while it was in harbor. The technology enabled Wi-Fi usage for 2,000 passengers and the ship’s own information and communications technology systems. This is a first example of many uses that 5G will provide access to in transport situations, as well as very broad gigabit wireless services delivered to consumers, said Ericsson. 

Gabriela Styf Sjoman, Global Head of Networks, Telia Company
We want to be early with 5G and will bring it to life in Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki in 2018. We work together with our partners in the whole eco-system to explore the powerful effect it is going to have for our customers and in society.

Arun Bansal, Head of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson 
Our own report about the 5G business potential identifies a huge opportunity for telecom operators globally who address industry digitalization with 5G. We foresee that they can benefit from a market opportunity of USD 582 billion by 2026 and this represents a potential to add 34 percent growth in revenues.

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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