Telia Norway Selects Ericsson As Sole 5G RAN Provider

Nordic communications service provider Telia has selected Ericsson as its sole 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for its next-generation nationwide network in Norway. Hardware and software products and solutions from Ericsson Radio System, including 5G New Radio (5G NR), will be deployed across the network. Ericsson will also modernize Telia Norway's entire radio network as part of the move to 5G, including deployment of the Ericsson Spectrum Sharing software, which will enable Telia to share its spectrum between 4G and 5G use. Both partners anticipate that 5G rollout will begin in 2020, and that the first 5G commercial services will be available next year too. Ericsson and Telia aim to provide nationwide 5G coverage in Norway by end of 2023. In addition to enhanced mobile broadband, Telia Norway is exploring the potential of 5G to enable sustainable new opportunities, including in the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, for enterprises, the home, and smart cities.

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