Post Luxembourg has strengthened its long-standing partnership with Ericsson by signing a new multi-year contract to deploy the hardware vendor’s 5G core and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) for both Standalone 5G and Non-Standalone 5G use. The deal, which also includes the modernisation of Post’s existing 2G, 3G, 4G network to improve energy efficiency, covers Ericsson’s dual-mode Cloud Native Infrastructure 5G Core solution, Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Kathrein Mobile Communication antennas, as well as rollout and support services.
Claude Strasser, Managing Director of Post Luxembourg, said: ‘We have a long-standing partnership with Ericsson for the supply of mobile networks. We aim at a smooth transition from 4G to 5G while benefiting from the latest available technologies in order to offer our customers the best 5G experience possible in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.’
Remi de Montgolfier, Country Manager of Ericsson Belgium and Luxembourg, added: ‘Post selecting Ericsson as a partner to modernise its network and to introduce 5G demonstrates not only trust in Ericsson’s technology leadership but also in its capability to deliver important projects. We are extremely proud to support the market leader in Luxembourg to deliver 5G.’
Post went live with Ericsson-powered 5G in Luxembourg City and other pilot zones on 16 October, using 700MHz and 3.6GHz spectrum auctioned by the government earlier this year. The operator plans to extend coverage during 2021, starting with the Ettelbruck and Diekirch regions early in the year and then urban areas in the south of the country, before gradually expanding its footprint nationwide.