Far EastTone inks MOU with Ericsson

TEAM EFFORT:Company president Yvonne Li said it plans to research and test 5G technologies and applications in a laboratory in collaboration with the Swedish firm

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 17, 2016
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

Far EasTone Telecommunications Co Ltd (遠傳電信) yesterday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Swedish telecoms equipment supplier Ericsson AB to establish the nation’s first 5G laboratory.

The collaboration is part of the telecom operator’s efforts to create an open 5G ecosystem and to begin trials of 5G operations in 2018 at the earliest, before a commercial launch scheduled for 2020.

By that time, there would be about 100 million devices using 5G technology that would be capable of handling data 100 times faster than 4G technology, Far EasTone said.

The technology is in the standard-setting stage and is expected to be ready for commercial deployment within the next five years.     [FULL  STORY][

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