BT Group Chooses Ericsson to Roll Out 5G Networks in Major UK Cities
By Adria Calatayud
Ericsson AB said Wednesday that it has been selected by BT Group
PLC to deploy the U.K. telecommunications company's 5G networks in
London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and other major U.K.
The Swedish maker of telecommunications equipment said it will
provide radio access network connectivity to BT, building on
another deal for the core part of BT's 5G networks signed between
the companies earlier this year.
Ericsson said it will also modernize BT's existing 2G and 4G
radio access network infrastructure.
BT is seeking to reduce its reliance on Chinese equipment
provider Huawei Technologies Co. in compliance with U.K. government
requirements, after telecom companies were ordered in July to
remove Huawei equipment from their U.K. 5G networks by 2027.
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