TeliaSonera & Huawei will jointly innovate in 5G

TeliaSonera and Huawei have agreed on a cooperation to establish a strategic partnership in the research and development of 5G technologies. The collaboration is in line with TeliaSonera’s strategy of being a New Generation Telco by exploring new 5G opportunities based on customer’s future needs and solutions for the connected world.

Both parties expect to bring more business driven technologies enabled by TeliaSonera’s understanding of the markets and Huawei’s strength in technology development.

“TeliaSonera is committed to continuously innovate to provide the best network and services for our customers in the digitalized society. Nordic countries, the core of TeliaSonera’s operation, have both technical and social readiness in pioneering in the 5G-era as in the 3G and 4G period”, says Mats Svärdh, VP, Head of Network & Infrastructure at TeliaSonera.

“This partnership with Huawei is one step to enable the establishment of technology, eco-system and business value proposition for the commercialization of 5G technologies.”, continues Mats Svärdh

“Wireless connection has become a basic, indispensable service for the people, companies and society in the past twenty years, and Huawei will constantly invest in the wireless technology to fulfill the ever-changing needs. We were very happy to launch the world’s first LTE network in Norway in 2009 together with TeliaSonera, and thus I truly look forward to a better connected Nordic powered by the 5G technology”, says David Wang, President of Wireless Product Line at Huawei.

The 5G use case scenarios span from IoT, to public safety & natural disaster, and to higher user mobility etc. with an ambition of bringing additional revenue streams on top of the traditional mobile broadband subscriptions.