O2 and Ericsson Start Commercial 5G in UK

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Ericsson 5G RAN

UK Service Provider O2 has launched commercial 5G in several major cities enabled by Ericsson 5G Cloud Core and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions. O2's 5G networks have been switched on in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Leeds, supporting commercially available O2 5G smartphones.

Ericsson Cloud Core network for 5G includes Cloud Packet Core and Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy, while 5G New Radio (NR) RAN product and solutions from the Ericsson Radio System include Baseband 6630, Radio 8823 and AIR 6488.

Ericsson also provides Managed Services solutions to O2’s 5G network, including design, optimization and day-to-day operations.

The operator will continue to roll out 5G in other cities and towns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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