The Swedish vendor says the figure includes 58 publicly announced contracts and 56 live 5G networks, spanning five continents.
The milestone was reached with the announcement of the 5G deal with Telekom Slovenije today.
Ericsson says it worked with major service provider partners since the early days of 5G R&D development, starting in 2014.
The contracts span Radio Access Network (RAN) and core network deployments, enabled by products and solutions from the Radio System and Cloud Core network portfolios.
Deployments include 5G Non-Standalone, 5G Standalone and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing technology. They also include cloud native capabilities with Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core.
Urban, suburban, rural
Ericsson has deployed 5G in high-, mid- and low-bands in urban, suburban and rural environments to support enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access business cases. In some advanced 5G markets, communication service providers are offering 5G-enabled augmented reality and virtual reality services in education, entertainment and gaming.
Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “Our customers’ needs have been central to the development and evolution of Ericsson’s 5G technology across our portfolio from the very beginning.
We are proud that this commitment has resulted in 100 unique communications service providers globally selecting our technology to drive their 5G success ambitions. We continue to put our customers center stage to help them deliver the benefits of 5G to their subscribers, industry, society and countries as a critical national infrastructure.”
Ericsson has also worked with service providers, universities, technology institutes, and industry partners to develop and pursue 5G business and consumer use cases. These use cases include factory automation, smart offices, remote surgery and other enterprise and Industry 4.0 applications.
Some partnerships have resulted in the deployment of 5G dedicated networks, including at Ericsson production facilities globally.