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Ericsson has completed its $1bn acquisition of wireless network company Cradlepoint in an all-cash deal.
The Swedish networking and telecommunications technology powerhouse announced its intent to purchase US-based Cradlepoint, which primarily sells 3G/4G/LTE routers and modems to service providers and enterprises needing private networks, in September.
Ericsson has signed a deal with BT to supply equipment for its 5G network in major cities across the UK, as the telecommunications giant continues to shift away from Huawei.
The Swedish firm’s kit is expected to manage around 50% of total 5G traffic for BT and its main mobile brand, EE.
Delays to the rollout of 5G across the UK could cost the country tens of billions of pounds in lost economic output, a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies suggests.
It warns that challenges posed by legislation, the phasing out of Huawei equipment and the coronavirus pandemic are stalling the delivery of 5G and could prevent faster economic growth.
Telecoms firms have warned that bringing forward the date by which they must remove Huawei equipment from 5G networks risks significant service blackouts.
The warning came in response to questioning by Conservative MP Mark Francois during an evidence session for the Defence Sub-Committee with executives from BT and Vodafone.
Mobile giant Vodafone has said its European network will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by no later than July 2021.
Vodafone runs networks in 26 countries and offers cloud and colocation services via data centres in UK, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, US, Hong Kong, and Singapore.