Azercell and Ericsson partner to develop 5G in Azerbaijan

9 Dec 2019

Building on an existing partnership that has seen the two companies deploy a pre-commercial 5G pilot zone in Baku city centre, Azercell, Azerbaijan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, and equipment vendor Ericsson have signed a three-year 5G memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore wider applications and solutions enabled by the technology. The 2020-22 MoU will include the extension of the pilot zone, including 5G use cases, as well as the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the mining industry, agriculture, manufacturing, housing and communal services. Vahid Mursaliyev, President of Azercell Telecom, said: ‘We believe that 5G, as well as being a major step forward for mobile internet connectivity, will also open new possibilities for enterprises and industries to deliver greater efficiencies, productivity and empower user experiences.’

Azerbaijan, Azercell