Ericsson launches Accelerated Network Build

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Ericsson has launched a new solution the company said will allow operators to cut network build time in half.

The new Accelerated Network Build process incorporates a series of technical innovations, including a cloud-based toolkit with automation functionality, to streamline the rollout process.

Pilots with operators in developed and emerging markets indicate that Accelerated Network Build can cut build time by 50%, reduce the number of required site visits by 70% and offer 99% first-time-right delivery, Ericsson said.

With 5G uptake expected to significantly outpace previous generations, operators will be under pressure to rapidly deploy networks to meet demand. Ericsson's Mobility Report predicts that there will be over 500 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2022.

“"Fast time to revenue and reduced cost is a must have right now - it's a pain point for operators that needs to be solved with innovation, Technology Business Research executive analyst Michael Sullivan-Trainor said.

“New technologies are going to make things even more complex and it's very timely that Ericsson is addressing how to fix the infrastructure deployment model now, both for today and for tomorrow when 5G and the Internet of Things will come."

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