The contract follows a multi-vendor trial which passed off throughout the service supplier’s 5G pilot networks in Bratislava in late 2020. In the identical interval, O2 Slovakia efficiently acquired spectrum in key 5G 700MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz frequency ranges.
Ericsson’s 5G RAN applied sciences, from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, will allow O2 Slovakia to ship improved cell broadband (MBB) and enhanced cell broadband (eMBB) buyer experiences, in addition to assist new, high-capacity Mounted Wi-fi Entry enterprise instances resembling client TV providers.
The digital transformstion know-how will empower new providers and use instances for industries and society.
Ericsson’s energy-efficient portfolio may even allow O2 Slovakia to lower energy consumption throughout its networks, whereas delivering the forecasted four-fold rise in smartphone information visitors by 2026, estimted within the Ericsson Mobility Report.
Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, says: ”We’re more than happy to have been chosen as O2 Slovakia’s know-how associate for its industrial 5G rollout. 5G is a transformative platform that may have a significant influence on Slovakia’s post-COVID financial revival. Along with delivering on this promise, our Ericsson Radio System may even assist O2 Slovakia meet its sustainability targets to scale back energy consumption and contribute to continued decarbonization throughout the ICT business and throughout different sectors. To try this by 2022, we’re dedicated to make our 5G product portfolio 10x more energy efficient than 4G per transferred information, serving to break the power curve in cell networks.”
Igor Tóth, CEO, O2 Slovakia, says: “By way of this contract, we’ll drive next-generation cell experiences for our prospects assembly the rising calls for of knowledge visitors and enabling new providers, resembling superior connectivity for households with Mounted Wi-fi Entry. Along with rolling out 5G, modernization of the 2G, 3G, 4G community with Ericsson’s main merchandise and options, will ship main advantages in power effectivity enabling us to construct a extra sustainable digital future for Slovakia.”
Based on a current Analysys Mason report, 5G use instances are forecast to generate EUR 771million in internet advantages for the Slovakian GDP throughout sensible rural, sensible manufacturing, sensible city, and sensible public service sectors.
With the O2 Slovakia deal, Ericsson now has 137 industrial 5G agreements and contracts with distinctive operators, of which 78 are publicly introduced 5G offers, together with 85 dwell 5G networks on 5 continents.