O2 UK Selects Ericsson for Extended 5G Roll-out, Network Upgrade

Report in Collaboration with the GSMA Highlights Best Practice from National 5G Plans

2020-06-11 15:47:23 | Source:Telecompaper

O2 UK has selected Ericsson to extend deployment of its its 5G radio access network (RAN) across the UK, upgrading existing 2G/3G/4G sites as part of the operator's network upgrade programme.

This extended agreement follows the launch of O2's 5G commercial network in autumn 2019, and includes hardware, software and services upgrades in the West of the UK. Products from the Ericsson Radio System range will be deployed in hardware, services and software upgrades in major cities including Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff. 

O2 and Ericsson will also develop an innovation cluster as part of a trial platform to assess future mobile technology. Ericsson will continue to support O2 with the roll-out of 5G commercial in other cities, towns and locations across England, Wales, Scotland and N Ireland.

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