Ericsson has announced an extension of its 10-year partnership with Eastlink that it said will strengthen 5G mobile network service across the hundreds of communities that Eastlink serves. Following the launch of Eastlink’s 5G network with its energy-efficient Radio Access Network (RAN) last year, plans call for Ericsson to begin to supply 3500MHz mid-band radios and enhanced core network support for voice and data.
“Eastlink has a strong commitment to ensuring our customers have access to the latest technology and services wherever they are, for their work and life online,” said Jeff Gillham, the CEO of Eastlink. “Continuing our partnership with Ericsson will help us provide customers with the full scope of next generation 5G experiences.”
Eastlink launched its 5G network powered by Ericsson technology in March 2022, with the activation of its first sites in Halifax.