Ericsson wins 5G Innovator of the Year Award

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Telecoms World Middle East 2018 in Dubai last Monday

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RICSSON has been named 5G Innovator of the Year at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018 that took place in Dubai last Sept. 17.

The award is based on Ericsson’s position as a consolidated technology leader driving 5G innovation regionally and globally. Ericsson’s network technology enables evolution from 4G to full 5G deployment through natural, step-wise implementation that balances investments, revenue streams and competitiveness while minimizing risk.

Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people. Its expanded 5G portfolio and current radio system deployments are now set to ensure that 5G is a smooth network evolution through manageable steps, based on well-designed components of multiple technologies.

Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said: “5G will bring countless new opportunities for people, businesses and the society. Our current 5G framework is a result of many years of development, a culture of continuous experimentation, adaptation and hard work. It is an honor to be recognized by Telecoms World ME, and we expect this platform to help facilitate dialogue about 5G deployment.”

Ericsson and its partners have been working with 5G technology for several years in the labs, and carried out advanced field trials of these technologies in the last two years. The company also signed first 5G commercial deals. The company is pioneering the advancement of LTE for existing spectrum in combination with new radio access technologies that primarily target new spectrum to enable 5G wireless access.

These and other exciting 5G developments were part of the discussion on September 17 to 18 at Telecoms World ME, a leading regional stage for influencers and game changers to meet, and share insights about the latest and most integral innovations revolutionizing the telco ecosystem. — SG


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