Ericsson, China Telecom partner to accelerate development of commercial 5G


Ericsson and China Telecom have teamed up to accelerate the development of commercial 5G and promote 5G technological innovation under a new 5G Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Signed at China Unicom’s 5G Innovation and Cooperation Conference in Shenzhen, China, on April 26, the agreement strengthens the strategic partnership between the companies. The China Telecom MoU is Ericsson’s forty-fifth announced service provider 5G partnership.

Ericsson has embarked on in-depth cooperation on a 5G test network with China Telecom. In addition to testing the technical networking scheme, the partners have completed innovative 5G projects, such as the live 4K HD broadcast of a marathon; live 8K HD broadcast of the Women’s World Club Volleyball Championship; 360 degree panoramic live broadcasting, and driving demos.

The agreement was signed by Luca Orsini, Head of Networks, Market Area North East Asia, Ericsson, and Liu Guiqing, Deputy General Manager, China Telecom.