MTN Nigeria and Ericsson launch 5G services

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and MTN Nigeria have reached a historic milestone with the successful launch of 5G services. This historic agreement is the result of a fruitful 21-year collaboration reaffirming a rich culture of partnerships between the two parties.

The first phase of the launch covers parts of Lagos and Nigeria where Ericsson’s 5G technology – which includes the 5G Radio Access Network and NSA Packet Core – will accelerate the development and digitization of key sectors such as education, health and manufacturing. It will also provide consumers and businesses with innovative 5G applications that will unleash the true potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Cities, and immersive Augmented Communication (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for millions of people. new consumers in the country.

With Ericsson Radio System, MTN will provide advanced mobile and fixed wireless broadband access services that will unlock a range of new business opportunities. New 5G services can bring unique sustainability initiatives for agriculture, energy, financial inclusion, and security, among others, by overcoming past institutional challenges and barriers to growth.

Mohammed Rufai, CTO of MTN Nigeria, says: “5G will revolutionize the way we live and communicate across all sectors. With the speeds offered by 5G, we will be able to enjoy the Internet with low latency, that is, without lag, which will make our virtual interactions more real. At MTN, we will continue to pursue the deployment of 5G technology to revolutionize internet access across the continent.

Hossam Kandeel, vice president of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said: “5G is not just about speed. 5G helps people do more with their devices, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for society. 5G connectivity has the potential to pave the way for life-changing advances and we are proud to be part of Nigeria’s 5G digital transformation which is just beginning. Connectivity being the backbone of digitization, we are committed to providing the best service to our MTN Nigeria partners to support them on this exciting journey.

Going forward, MTN Nigeria’s Ericsson-powered 5G network will be driven by software-defined networking capabilities where a combination of currently available and well-understood AI techniques will enable a higher degree of practical autonomous operation. AI creates opportunities in terms of improved performance, increased efficiency, improved customer experience as well as the creation of new business models and use cases for 5G, IoT and the Internet. ‘company.

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