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Ericsson from Sweden and Fujitsu from Japan have started a collaboration to make 5G basestations. That’s what Mobile World Live reports. The intention is to provide an end-to-end 5G network, as well as related services.

Fujitsu has experience in making products smaller and saving energy. This should complement Ericsson’s strong international sales channels. Initially, however, they will only supply systems for the Japanese market. Their cooperation is later extended to customers all over the world.

According to Fredrik Jejdling, Ericsson’s head of networks, Fujitsu is a “great customer to accelerate development in Japan”. “This collaboration promises exciting new business opportunities, from mobile broadband, expected to be the first widespread use case of 5G, to IoT and more,” added Tango Matsumoto, head of Fujitsu Network.

According to reports, Fujitsu owns less than 1 percent of the global market share of base stations. The cooperation with Ericsson gives the company easier access to other markets. According to data from IHS Markit, Ericsson held 27 percent of the mobile infrastructure market in 2017.


Competitor Samsung announced last week that it has started a collaboration with NEC for 5G. The two parties want to bring together the best of technology and the expertise of 5G. The companies will offer mobile operators flexible 5G solutions that are localized for each region with customizable services to meet the requirements of the operators.

Samsung then said: “This collaboration brings together the best technology and expertise in 5G, bringing together the leadership of NEC and Samsung in 5G and IT solutions.”

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