Hi3G picks Ericsson to enhance 5G transport network in Denmark
Hi3G, a Swedish mobile operator, has selected Ericsson to update and modernise its transport network with 5G-ready routers, over the next three years.
Hi3G, which operates as 3 in Denmark, is undertaking the update as part of its IP Mobile Backhaul Transformation project that aims to rollout Router 6000 hardware, software and customer support. Once completed the upgrade will lay the groundwork for future 5G requirements as well as support the increasing number of connected devices on the network.
“Hi3G is establishing itself as one of the 5G leaders in the region and we are committed to helping them on this journey by building the highest quality network that provides an outstanding user experience,” said Arun Bansal (pictured), senior vice president and head of Ericsson in Europe & Latin America. “The network is at the heart of 5G and our portfolio – the most complete in the industry – will enable service providers today to evolve smoothly to the next generation of networks.”
Work is due to begin in autumn of 2018 and builds upon Ericsson’s existing partnership with Hi3G. Back in 2017, Hi3G partnered with Ericsson to upgrade parts of its radio and transmission network, expand its 4G coverage and launch 5G technology. The company already has a long experience with Ericsson’s MINI-LINK product portfolio that has a common management system with Router 6000 series making the integration and deployment of the Router 6000 simpler and more efficient.
“We are looking forward to continuing our good partnership and relationship with Ericsson with state of the art transmission equipment. This is the next step into the 5G era,” said Kim Christensen, network director at 3 Denmark.
The Router 6000 responds to the needs of operators and the growing data traffic volumes as well as the significant increase in the number of connected devices, delivering not only scalability, but also added security and higher operational efficiency.
According to Ericsson’s 5G Business Potential report, operators can add additional revenue of $204-619 billion (12-35%) to their existing forecast service revenues of $1.7 trillion in 2026 by focussing on the digital transformation of other industries like automotive and manufacturing using 5G-IoT technology.