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Ericsson Enables 5G Dedicated Network Trial Kits

By Ken Briodagh

According to a recent announcement, Ericsson is now offering 5G standalone (SA) dedicated network trial kits as a path to Industry 4.0.

The company says that it sees significant first-mover advantages for industries that are the first to deploy 5G technology to optimize manufacturing sites, factories, mines, ports, and warehouses.

To enable a smooth transition to 5G for industries, Ericsson has said it will provide dedicated network 5G standalone (SA) trial kits. The kits will be available to enterprises through communications service providers on selected low and mid-band spectrum and reportedly include hardware and software to support a network to enable enterprises to test first-hand how 5G can enhance their productivity, efficiency, safety, and security. Enterprises

Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom are offering the kits to customers in Germany and, according to the release, recently switched on a 5G SA dedicated network with Ericsson Industry Connect at the Center Connected Industry (CCI) at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen Campus.

“Our industrial customers demand secure, reliable, high-performance network solutions and applications tailored to their specific needs,” said Antje Williams, SVP 5G Campus Networks, Deutsche Telekom. “In partnership with Ericsson, we can bring the benefits of 5G standalone architecture to enterprises to accelerate their production automation journey.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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