Scandanavian mobile operator TeliaSonera and Ericsson are to develop 5G use-cases and service scenarios, including both communication and Internet of Things (IoT) services with the aim of addressing new business opportunities. The partnership is looking to bring 5G services to customers in Stockholm (pictured) and Tallinn in 2018 by combining the TeliaSonera network with Ericsson technology.
Potential 5G applications could include e-health with real time surveillance of patients and remote treatment; connected cars including critical communication between vehicles (warnings, support to self-driving cars etc.) as well as better network performance in terms of capacity, coverage and power consumption.
Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera, said: "Our ambition is to be at the cutting edge - at all times - offering our customers and society at large all the possibilities that technology brings. Stockholm and Tallinn are two of the most connected cities in the world and now we'll take them to the next level.
“5G will create completely new innovations, ecosystems and great services to our customers. 5G will also take connected things (IoT) to a new level. I can't wait to see how Stockholm and Tallinn will embrace 5G."
Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, said: "More and more industries tap into the value of digitalization and connectivity. 5G will amplify that as it is designed to be the industrial internet. It will not only be built for consumers, but also for digitalization of industries and the Internet of Things. Together with TeliaSonera we launched the first commercial 4G network in 2009, we will be in the forefront of 5G as well."