By Juliet Umeh
As technology company Ericsson expands its capabilities in 5G research, it has become the first company to deliver the first United State made 5G base station to US communications service provider Verizon.
The delivery according experts was considered a significant milestone as Ericsson continues to strengthen its US capabilities in 5G research, design, manufacturing and service delivery.
The 5G base station delivered to Verizon is the millimeter-wave Street Macro solution, which is key to Ericsson’s 5G portfolio for North American customers.
Chief Technology Officer at Verizon, Kyle Malady, Kyle Malady said: “Ericsson’s smart factory is a cornerstone of our collaboration as we work together to bring 5G to our consumer, enterprise and
public safety customers. Together these types of innovation will accelerate our 5G deployments, as we expand our 5G leadership in technology and continue to rapidly build the ecosystem with our partners.”
Executive Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson, Fredrik Jejdling said: “As the most advanced platform for innovation, 5G will enable a transformation across enterprises – as we are now experiencing in our own smart factories. Automation and remote operations have become more important and we’re working with our customers to make them available for the benefit of industries. From producing the first 5G base stations at our 5G USA Smart Factory earlier this year, we’ve made our first commercial delivery to Verizon. That’s just the beginning.”