Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) 5G Core technology to power its core networks in Germany and the UK. The deployment is a step towards delivering the full potential of 5G services and future innovation to Vodafone’s consumer and enterprise customers in both countries. In both markets Ericsson will support Vodafone’s entire cloud-native 5G Core Standalone for packet core applications.
5G Standalone powers high end, next generation use cases and support applications that require fast connectivity, high data rates and lowest latency demands as well as network slicing skills. Technology and applications, I.E. augmented reality, virtual reality, latency and huge data handling ability shall be facilitated by 5G Standalone. The solutions are a major compound in making the digital economy and Industry 4.0 a reality.
Andrea Dona, Chief Network Officer, Vodafone UK, says: “Our close collaboration with Ericsson has been significant in taking the next step for 5G innovation. In choosing to continue working with Ericsson’s leading solutions, we’re able to address new and developing enterprise, industry and society transformation business in the UK and Germany. Together, we’re creating a new digital area for our customers.”
Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: “As key partners in Vodafone’s digital journey, we have deployed 5G across Europe after years of joint innovation. Now, expanding on our existing Radio Access Network, our core network portfolio has been entrusted to bring 5G to the next level in Germany and the UK. With the economic, enterprise and societal gains 5G offers, I am truly excited to see both Germany and the UK flourish.”