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Ericsson Wins 5G Radio Contract for London

Swedish giant Ericsson announced on Wednesday morning that it had been officially selected by the United Kingdom’s BT to provide 5G radio equipment in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and other major British cities, building on the contract that the company signed earlier this year for core technology.

Swedish giant Ericsson announced on Wednesday morning that it had been officially selected by the United Kingdom’s BT to provide 5G radio equipment in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and other major British cities, building on the contract that the company signed earlier this year for core technology.

Ericsson President and Chief Executive Borje Ekholm said in a statement that this win strengthened the company’s relationship with BT. “By deploying 5G in these key areas, we are yet again demonstrating our technology leadership in population-dense and high-traffic locations,” he said.

The contract comes after the British government said in July that it would ban China’s telecommunications giant Huawei from any presence in the United Kingdom’s 5G networks by the end of 2027.

According to a Daily Mail report, once the deployment is finally completed, the Swedish company will manage around 50 percent of BT’s 5G traffic, pointing out that it will also modernize Ericsson’s existing 2G and 4G radio networks.

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