Swisscom selects Ericsson as strategic supplier for Gigabit LTE and 5G
Swisscom, the leading telecommunications provider in Switzerland, has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for complete digital transformation and evolution of its entire network to deploy nationwide Gigabit LTE from 2018, and 5G from 2020.
The deployment of Swisscom’s Gigabit LTE and 5G network will enable the operator to take their customer’s mobile broadband experience to new heights. This includes accelerating the development of innovative enterprise use cases built on Massive Machine Type Communication (MTC) and Critical MTC in fields such as factory automation, smart grids, intelligent mobility and digital health.
Under the terms of the new deal, Ericsson will continue to transform Swisscom’s mobile operations using its full stack telco cloud solution including network slicing capabilities that address the cost, efficiency, and flexibility requirements of the future. The evolution of the network will provide increased capacity and ultra-low latency while also enabling Industry 4.0 for Switzerland.
In June 2017, Swisscom and Ericsson demonstrated applications based on 5G network slicing and NB-IoT which will empower the digital transformation of enterprise processes and fulfill critical communication needs. Together with the introduction of Gigabit LTE and 5G, these technologies are strengthening the competitiveness of the Swiss economy and will drive the digitization of the country.