· Ericsson to supply SoftBank Corp. with radio access network gear for mid and high-frequency 5G bands and reinforce existing LTE network
· Selection as a 5G vendor follows successful joint proof-of-concept activities
· Both companies to continue exploring 5G use cases
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank) as a 5G vendor for the deployment of a multi-band 5G network in Japan following a series of successful joint proof-of-concept activities that began in 2015.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide SoftBank with radio access network equipment,