Communication networks have traveled a long road from the times when the 2G network gave the masses the opportunity for voice calls, to the 4G network which opened new doors to access fast internet speeds, stream videos, and run cutting-edge applications. Today, as a majority of the population goes online, the increased appetite for exceptional data speeds has been pushing us towards the 5G network.
In a bid to offer next-generation 5G network in Germany, Telefónica Deutschland GmbH & Co., the Germany-based mobile telecommunications company, has reportedly inked an agreement with Ericsson to deploy 5G core network in Germany for business and private customers.
Sources cite that Telefónica Deutschland will deploy a standalone 5G network with complete cloud compatibility in the company’s infrastructure by 2021. The company, which operates as an O2 brand in Germany, will use Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core for this deployment.
Speaking on which, Mallik Rao, Chief Technology & Information Officer at Telefónica Deutschland said that the company is entering a new technology era with its cloud compatible 5G core network.
Mr. Rao added that the company has further planned to develop its network infrastructure towards an independent 5G network with capabilities to handle the huge data streams of the future and open up new digital business models for all its customers and in doing so, the company is relying on the cutting-edge network technologies that the market has to offer.
Stefan Koetz who is the Head of Customer Unit Western Europe at Ericsson said that the collaboration between Ericsson and Telefónica in the 5G core network highlights that all three Germany-based mobile network operators rely on the company in different parts of their networks.
Mr. Koetz added that the company is pleased to prove its ambition of technology leadership in the field of the 5G network.
For the record, Ericsson presently has 92 commercial 5G contracts and commercials with unique operators across the globe, including 40 live networks.