Driving Germany’s digital transformation: Ericsson and MUGLER enter new private networks partnership

Via Ericsson

Feb 1, 2023

  • MUGLER has selected Ericsson to provide next generation 5G private cellular networks in Germany
  • Tailored to Industry 4.0, Ericsson Private 5G optimise and simplify operations through cloud-based network management, with zero downtime upgrades, guaranteed high performance, and installation within hours. It supports a full range of 4G and 5G devices
  • Dedicated 5G networks for the private sector will further empower Germany’s digital transformation, unlocking new use cases such as real-time automation to improve productivity and worker safety

A broad range of industries in Germany are set to benefit from a new 5G private network partnership between Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and the European telco network provider and system integrator MUGLER, building upon a successful collaboration in private campus networks. The new private networks will be powered by Ericsson Private 5G, providing reliable, secure, and agile connectivity to support the adoption, use and scaling of new and emerging data-driven technologies. 

Ericsson Private 5G enables advanced operations through automation, flexibility and intelligent connectivity. Using a single server 5G dedicated network based on a dual mode core facilitates both LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) simultaneously.

The solution’s high availability, low latency networking, strong resiliency and high security standard, will further empower the nation’s digital transformation across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, energy utilities, offshore and processing industries, ports, airports, healthcare, and more. 

Potential use cases include: the use of digital twins to optimise manufacturing operations, such as tracking assets and real-time automation to improve productivity, more efficient quality inspections via augmented reality, and smart surveillance drones to increase worker safety, particularly in potentially hazardous environments such as ports and mines.

Dr. Markus Dod, MUGLER’s Director of Local Networks Department, Mugler says: “This important partnership with Ericsson will expand the ecosystem for the entire life cycle of private campus networks. This solution perfectly complements business needs, making it possible to provide end customers with a broad portfolio of product solutions and services as an end-to-end complete package. The partner approach with Ericsson allows solutions to be offered quickly and extremely flexibly: as a self-administered campus network or as a managed service.”

Burkhard Zimmermann, Account Director for KAM Service Providers, Ericsson, says: ”Private 5G can be easily integrated into existing company networks, with sensitive data able to be transmitted confidently and securely within the company centrally or between different locations. This meets important industry requirements for the integration of business-critical applications into private campus networks, such as privacy, high data rates, low latencies, maximum reliability and availability as well as flexible expandability. These network capabilities have the potential to digitally transform society by radically overhauling numerous sectors, including industry, healthcare, retail, smart cities, railways, transportation, ports, and energy sectors.”

Ericsson Private 5G

Ericsson Private 5G optimises and simplifies business operations with cloud-based network management, keeping sensitive data on-premise, with zero downtime upgrades and guaranteed high performance through Service-Level Agreements (SLAs).

It is easily installed within hours at any facility and can be scaled to support larger coverage areas, more devices and higher capacity when needed. The product is designed to be flexible and will support a range of deployment sizes, depending on requirements, to suit varied needs. Businesses can manage their networks and integrate with IT/OT systems via an open API.

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