Telefonica Deutschland selects Ericsson for 5G core network

3 Jun 2020

Telefonica Deutschland has announced it has selected Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson for the supply of its 5G core network. Telefonica Deutschland will implement a completely independent 5G core network with full cloud compatibility in its infrastructure by next year, enabling it to realise technologies such as network slicing or edge computing. ‘With our cloud compatible 5G core network, we are entering a new technology era,’ commented Mallik Rao, Chief Technology and Information Officer of Telefonica Deutschland, adding: ‘Gigabit data rates, real-time communication and massive IoT – these visions are now becoming reality. We have a clear plan for the further development of our network infrastructure towards a standalone 5G network that can handle the massive data streams of the future and open up new digital business models for all our customers. In doing so, we are relying on the latest network technologies that the market has to offer.’