DT selects Ericsson for 5G RAN deployment

23 Jul 2020

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has announced the signing of a new multi-year deal with Deutsche Telekom (DT) to deploy the operator’s 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) across Germany. According to the terms of the contract, several mobile sites will be upgraded to the latest 5G technology standard over the next few years using Ericsson Radio System products and solutions. The 5G deal is in addition to a multi-RAN agreement as DT, which provides fixed and mobile services in Germany via its Telekom Deutschland unit, takes the next step following the joint modernisation of its 2G, 3G and 4G radio networks over the past two years. The Ericsson Spectrum Sharing solution will also be deployed, allowing DT to dynamically manage 4G and 5G traffic in its network through efficient use of existing spectrum, enhancing coverage, performance and mobility.

‘We are pleased to have found a leading 5G supplier in Ericsson as a partner, who has also convinced us in the past in the modernisation of our mobile access network,’ stated Claudia Nemat, DT Board Member for Innovation and Technology, adding: ‘After the reliable and on-time modernisation, the bar for the 5G rollout in the antenna network is naturally also high.’

In addition to their cooperation in the field of public mobile networks, the two companies also work together to equip industrial companies with private mobile networks, also known as ‘campus networks’. Most recently, the partners jointly equipped individual BMW and Osram plant sites.