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Ericsson’s 5G roll-out creates 800 jobs in the UK

Ericsson’s 5G roll-out creates 800 jobs in the UK

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Up to 800 jobs are expected to be generated by 2022 as Ericsson takes a leading role in accelerating the UK’s deployment of 5G and delivering the next-generation of connectivity.

With agreements in place to deploy 5G and enhance network coverage and capacity for all four major UK mobile network operators, Ericsson’s 5G network roll-out plan for the UK will generate 800 direct and indirect employment opportunities. The job growth will boost Ericsson’s local delivery capabilities as part of a commitment to upgrade over a third of the total number of mobile network sites in the UK.

The recruitment will include around 250 roles hired directly by Ericsson, with the remaining jobs to be delivered through Ericsson’s field and resource partners. Roles in build engineering, project management and field operations will provide an increase to Ericsson’s local network delivery capabilities and help to meet the UK government’s connectivity targets.

A new 5G Centre of Excellence, which will open at Ericsson’s offices in Coventry by the end of 2020, will also help boost the UK’s 5G deployment capacity as a leading hub for the design, integration and commissioning of mobile network sites in the UK. The training facility will provide engineers and field service professionals with access to the latest 5G technology and build vital skills to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s digital infrastructure.

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