Ericsson has been selected by Tele2 Russia to upgrade its network with the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System, including software.
More than 50,000 base stations will be deployed across the country as part of the five-year network modernization deal. The deal will enable higher speed and capacity rates and prepare the Tele2 network for 5G.
Under the terms of the agreement, the parties will cooperate to implement technological solutions on Tele2’s infrastructure across 27 regions in Russia – including Moscow and Saint Petersburg – to meet constantly growing data traffic demands.
Sergey Emdin, CEO, Tele2 Russia
We are deploying a high-quality network based on advanced equipment while taking into account the increasing data volumes and technological changes in the industry. Before launching 5G networks, Russia must first address several infrastructure issues.
Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Ericsson, Russia
Ericsson’s commercial equipment and software for wireless communications support 5G technologies and we can deploy new functionality as soon as Russian regulators make the necessary decisions on frequencies, enabling operators to provide relevant services.