Fujitsu and Ericsson have entered an agreement to deliver end-to-end 5G network offerings and related services under a strategic partnership that will focus initially on the Japanese market.
The companies are joining forces to develop this based on their combined portfolios – spanning radio access and core network – for the dynamic 5G market in Japan, connecting communications service providers to the global 5G ecosystem.
They will aim to initially provide systems and solutions for the Japanese market, and seek to further expand their collaboration to other customers globally.
Fujitsu said in the 5G era, mobile CSPs anticipate the ability to provide highly scalable, and intelligent services through open and globally standardised technology for core and radio access network for more efficient network operations.
“As a leading network technology provider, Fujitsu is making concerted efforts to support open standards activities driven by major telecommunications providers and aims to achieve broad interoperability for its radio access products in global markets,” it said.
Ericsson, for its part, has worked closely with mobile operators around the world in the development of 5G, through standardization, trials, and prototyping.
“Through this partnership with Ericsson, we will provide flexible 5G network systems that are open and standard compliant, and will leverage our expertise in wireless technologies and network integration to a wide range of customers in and outside of Japan,” said Tango Matsumoto, Executive VP, Head of Network Business Group at Fujitsu.
“From mobile broadband, expected to be the first widespread use case of 5G, to the Internet of Things (IoT) and beyond, this partnership holds out the promise of exciting new business opportunities,” he said.