O2 Slovakia has selected Ericsson to modernise its RAN and deploy its 5G network.
The Swedish vendor appears to have emerged victorious from multi-vendor 5G trials conducted by the operator in October across Bratislava. Despite confirming the selection, O2 Slovakia has not revealed a planned date for its commercial 5G launch.
O2 CEO Igor Toth said: “From this moment on, we can fully focus on the plan to expand the availability of a new generation network in Slovakia, which will cover the growing demands of our customers’ data traffic.”
TeleGeography notes that rival operator Slovak Telekom began offering commercial 5G services in mid-December 2020, giving it a head start on O2.