Taiwan-based APT (Asia-Pacific Telecom Co Ltd) has selected Ericsson to modernize its network and support with 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Multi-Operator Core Network readiness. The supply contract includes integration with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on the 3.5GHz frequency band in Taiwan.
Ericsson 5G RAN products and solutions, and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing will power dtac 5G services in the Bangkok Metropolitan area, the central plains, and the eastern economic and industrial region of Thailand. This project will enable almost half of the Thai population to access 5G network services.
Ericsson in a press release announced that its 5G rollouts in the United Kingdom will create up to 800 jobs by 2022. Ericsson takes a leading role in accelerating the UK’s deployment of 5G and delivering the next generation of connectivity and will thereby create jobs in the UK.
Ericsson projects that four out of every ten mobile subscriptions in 2026 will be 5G. This forecast is included in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The current 5G uptake in subscriptions and population coverage confirms the technology as deploying the fastest of any generation of mobile connectivity.