Orange to deploy Ericsson‘s 5G solutions in three regions

3 Feb 2020

Orange France has selected Ericsson to deploy its 5G RAN in three major French regions, including the capital Paris, and modernise its existing 2G/3G/4G RAN. Ericsson 5G RAN products and solutions from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio will be deployed in the Orange network in the North-East, South-West and Ile-de-France (Paris) regions of France. The five-year deal also includes maintenance and deployment services. Deployment will begin as soon as possible, so that Orange France’s 5G network will be ready for launch when 5G frequencies are made available during 2020. Fabienne Dulac, Deputy CEO of Orange Group and CEO of Orange France, said: ‘For Orange, the deployment of 5G represents a huge challenge and is one of the main priorities of our Engage 2025 strategic plan. We are delighted to be pursuing our partnership with Ericsson, a key long-term partner, in order to develop a powerful and innovative 5G network. 5G will enable the development of new use-cases and new services, and will provide an enriched experience for our customers – both in the consumer and business segments.’

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