Xplornet gears up for 5G rural broadband with Ericsson

10 Dec 2020

Xplornet Communications, Canada’s largest rural-focused broadband provider, has selected Ericsson as its technology supplier for the upcoming deployment of 5G wireless broadband across rural areas, using the 5G Ericsson Radio System and a ‘full stack integrated solution’, with rollout to begin in summer 2021.

Xplornet CEO Allison Lenehan said: ‘Our agreement with Ericsson will provide Xplornet’s robust national network with 5G equipment to revolutionise the rural broadband experience across our country. Xplornet is making significant investments in its network capacity to keep pace with customers’ needs today and in the future… Our rural 5G wireless network will not only benefit customers, but will create jobs, spur innovation and invigorate rural communities across Canada.’ Jeanette Irekvist, Head of Customer Unit Canada for Ericsson North America, added: ‘Through this new relationship, Xplornet will be able to deliver 5G capabilities to their customers as they transition from 4G to 5G.’

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