Telenor Norway and Ericsson have joined forces to launch the country’s first commercial 5G network in the city of Trondheim.
Trondheim has around 200,000 residents, and is known for embracing smart city solutions. And it’s certainly living up to expectations by becoming the first city in Norway with commercial 5G services.
Ericsson will provide the 5G platform on the 3.6 GHz band. Whilst Telenor Norway has selected the latest solutions from Ericsson Radio System to transform and modernize its core network.
Just the beginning
Now that 5G has been switched on in Trondheim, Telenor and Ericsson can focus on the wider ongoing project to build and modernize Telenor’s 5G radio access network (RAN), and deploy the new network throughout Norway.
“5G will enable new services and use cases for people, businesses, and society at large from smartphones to robots on the factory floor,” Said Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Northern & Central Europe, Ericsson. “With its unique ecosystem, advanced universities and high-tech companies, Trondheim is the perfect location to launch 5G services with unprecedented speed and flexibility to empower innovation and a variety of use cases. But this is just the beginning and we are excited to soon bring 5G to the rest of Norway.”
Whilst Petter-Børre Furberg, CEO, Telenor Norway said, “We’re now perfectly positioned to be at the forefront of the country’s network modernization. When selecting the vendor for the RAN, we considered important factors like technical quality, ability to innovate and modernize the network, and commercial terms and conditions, as well as carrying out an extensive security evaluation. The full modernization of the mobile network in Norway is an ambitious undertaking and something we’re excited to carry on with Ericsson.”