Earlier today, Ericsson revealed that AT&T is the first US operator to join its 5G startup program. The wireless provider joins the likes of Telstra, Etisalat, and Rogers Communications.
This initiative of Ericsson aims to help service providers by launching and generating revenue from next-generation mobile tech. The program focuses on looking for innovative ways to help various areas, such as entertainment, gaming, learning, sports, media, and many more.
The Startup 5G program is run by Ericsson’s ConsumerLab division. Through this, they have access to research and analytical data, and can work with over 40 5G companies. The project is estimated to address an opportunity worth $3.7 trillion by 2030.
Verizon has just inked a new deal with Ericsson in the hopes of expanding their 5G network. The new deal comes as a multi-year agreement costing $8.3 billion.
“With this new agreement, we will be able to continue driving innovation and widespread adoption of 5G. We are pleased to continue this work through our long-standing relationship with Ericsson.” - Kyle Malady, Verizon Chief Technology Officer.
According to the release, the deal covers new mid-band coverage in the C band, which will create a better balance of data speeds and coverage compared to most frequency bands that are currently being used for 5G.
The number of live performances this year has grown immensely because of the pandemic. But these wouldn’t be possible without a stable and fast internet connection. Thankfully, this comes at a time when the major carriers have started to launch their 5G networks. These networks have made it much easier and enjoyable to enjoy live streams while staying at home.
Just recently, AT&T partnered with Ericsson to hold a virtual concert for NBC Songland artist, Axel Mansoor. To make things more interesting, they used AR (augmented reality) for the concert and used only 5G smartphones to capture the concert, which was attended by 10 guests.
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