Far EasTone expands 5G partnership with Ericsson

2 Mar 2021

Taiwanese mobile network operator (MNO) Far EasTone (FET) has chosen Swedish vendor Ericsson as its vendor for 5G Standalone (SA) and Non-standalone (NSA) dual-mode 5G Core and VoLTE services, the latter has announced. In a press release, Ericsson noted that the latest deal builds on its existing 5G partnership with FET, including the launch of commercial of the technology in July 2020.

According to the vendor, it will support FET in the expansion of its 5G NSA capabilities and SA evolution on the low, mid- and high-band frequencies. In addition to end-to-end network orchestration and management, the expanded partnership will include full network design, planning and optimisation services. Meanwhile, Ericsson will also provide a turnkey solution to deploy cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core, including the container-based Ericsson Cloud Packet Core, Ericsson Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy, Ericsson Cloud Native Infrastructure and Ericsson Orchestrator. In addition, Ericsson’s Cloud VoLTE solution will reportedly enable the MNO to improve voice user experience in current 4G networks in addition to being the foundation for voice use cases and 5G voice.

Commenting, FET’s president, Chee Ching, said: ‘The recent 5G network performance recognition both by Speedtest and Opensignal confirms our commitment to providing best 5G experiences for customers in Taiwan. With the proven network performance, we are glad to extend the strong partnership with Ericsson to continue the footprint and build a world-class 5G network.’

Taiwan, Ericsson, Far EasTone (FET)