Telia and Ericsson continue to transform Nordics and Baltics with exclusive 5G allianceChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2020
Telia and Ericsson revealed plans that will see next generation 5G networks deployed across Sweden and Estonia by 2025.
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The benefits of 5G will also reach industry, including capabilities such as automation in manufacturing and utilizing the Internet of Things for better efficiency and sustainability. The project will also provide a welcome stimulus to the economies in the post-coronavirus era.
Ericsson and Telia have worked closely on 5G development in the region, partnering as far back as 2016 on tests and trials.
The companies have also joined forces with other industry and academic leaders to develop 5G use cases such as self-driving trucks, a driverless ferry trial in Norway and trialling a 5G-enabled driverless electric minibus in Stockholm. This year, the partners have launched commercial 5G in Norway and Sweden.
Investment in 5G will also support economic recovery. According to the 5G Action Plan for Europe report by Analysys Mason, 5G-enabled digital transformation will deliver EUR 161 billion in net benefit across Europe, with Sweden netting EUR 4,347million and Estonia EUR 391 million. ■