Fujitsu and Ericsson enter 5G partnership

The companies will initially work together to develop 5G base stations for the Japanese market


Fujitsu and Ericsson have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver end-to-end 5G network services for the 5G market in Japan.

Ericsson said that both 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" to develop base stations for 5G wireless communications.

Fujitsu CTO and CIO Tango Matsumoto said: "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.

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"From mobile broadband, expected to be the first widespread use case of 5G, to the IoT and beyond, this partnership holds out the promise of exciting new business opportunities," he added.

According to Fujitsu, the partnership that will initially service the Japanese market, will aim to expand their collaboration to the global market.

The deal between Ericsson and Fujitsu follows the announcement of Samsung's partnership with NEC this past week. The earlier announced deal, which will include 5G development, will aim to strengthen both company's next-gen business portfolio and will target the

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