Monday, 16 September 2019

5G in the UK: How Ericsson is leading the way

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 10 June 19

Ahead of next week's Connected Britain event in London, Total Telecom caught up with Marielle Lindgren, CEO Ericsson UK & Ireland, to discuss how Ericsson is helping the UK to continue leading in the mobile network sector

The UK launched 5G on the 30th May 2019, making it one of the first countries in the world to launch next generation mobile network services. How important is the UK market to Ericsson? Ericsson is a European company and success in the European market is critically important for us. Ericsson’s first global 5G contract was signed in the UK back in 2017 and it is not surprising that the UK is one of the first markets to launch 5G. The focus on early launch of 5G demonstrates how advanced the UK is as a market, driven by tough competition in the telco space which fosters a lot of innovation. The UK has always been a very forward-thinking market, being among the first places to launch 3G and 4G…

The UK launched 5G on the 30th May 2019, making it one of the first countries in the world to launch next generation mobile network services. How important is the UK market to Ericsson? Ericsson is a European company and success in the European market is critically important for us. Ericsson’s first global 5G contract was signed in the UK back in 2017 and it is not surprising that the UK is one of the first markets to launch 5G. The focus on early launch of 5G demonstrates how advanced the UK is as a market, driven by tough competition in the telco space which fosters a lot of innovation. The UK has always been a very forward-thinking market, being among the first places to launch 3G and 4G…

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