Nokia has achieved its 30th commercial 5G deal with the signing of a contract with Austria’s A1. Taken together, the 30 commercial deals – including 16 with publicly named service provider customers – offer an insight into the progress of 5G roll-outs around the world and illustrate the value network operators see in this technology.
“This achievement marks a proud moment for Nokia as a company,” commented Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia. “With these agreements, creating new partnerships and continuing existing relationships around the world, we can see the promise of 5G becoming a reality. Many of the 30 commercial 5G deals we celebrate today include multiple elements from across our end-to-end portfolio as our customers turn to Nokia at each stage of their 5G investment cycle.”
Batelco and Ericsson to Launch 5G in Bahrain
Ericsson has been selected by Batelco to commercially deploy 5G across Bahrain. The nationwide 5G deployment will happen in phases in key locations.
Ericsson’s high-speed and low-latency 5G technology will help Batelco meet growing data traffic demands and deliver high-quality enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access experiences.
5G will also enable Batelco to help open-up opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 on a global scale to enterprises and industries in Bahrain.
Batelco recently achieved Bahrain’s first 3GPP-compliant 5G data call on a commercial mobile network using a 5G pocket router. The call used Ericsson Radio System solutions and 5G Cloud Packet Core.
Ericsson, ABB Join Forces to Use 5G to Automate Factories
Ericsson and ABB have agreed to collaborate on flexible wireless automation in the industrial ecosystem for. The partnership will enable enhanced connected services, Industrial IoT and artificial intelligence technologies in the future.
The partners established their joint vision for future flexible production with automation and wireless communication by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Hannover Messe 2019. This comes in the era of Industry 4.0 and 5G, as businesses realize the benefits of increased productivity through automation and digitalization.