Elisa selects Ericsson 5G Core for SA network in Estonia
STOCKHOLM – The Finland based communications service provider Elisa is one of the most successful companies in upgrading its customers from 4G to 5G, according to Ericsson’s ConsumerLab report that investigates the different stages of 5G maturity among global operators. With Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core, Ericsson and Elisa established an end-to-end 5G Standalone connection in Finland already in 2020 – the first in the Nordics – a key milestone in Elisa’s and Ericsson’s joint partnership to accelerating Finland’s digital transformation.
It is now time for the people and businesses of Estonia to experience this improved connectivity. The roll-out of 5G SA in Estonia will start during spring 2023.
Today’s announcement means that, across both Estonia and Finland, Elisa’s 5G Core supporting 5G Standalone is provided by Ericsson – a critical partnership in delivering connectivity services to users in both countries.
Transitioning to a 5G SA network not only evolves the existing network architecture, but it also upgrades it so transformative elements can be introduced that cater to new business opportunities or vertical needs. The performance improvement can be felt by users immediately – a 5G SA device can connect six times faster to a 5G SA network than a device operating in NSA mode. For Elisa Estonia this will involve an expansion of the existing core network solutions Ericsson already supplies to Elisa Estonia, and includes Ericsson Cloud Native Infrastructure solution as well as components of Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core solution.
5G SA will power high-end, next-generation use cases for both enterprise and consumer customers of Elisa Estonia, supporting applications requiring the fastest connectivity, highest data rates and lowest latency demands, as well as network slicing capabilities.
Read the full press release here.