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Telia and Ericsson continue to transform Nordics and Baltics with exclusive 5G alliance

Christian 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 partners are already deploying 5G across Norway, where Ericsson is also Telia’s exclusive technology partner. Today’s deal will modernize the existing 4G networks across Sweden and Estonia to establish fast, ultra-high capacity 5G across a network of 10,000 cellular sites in an area of more than 500,000sq km.

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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.