5G – next generation mobile networks

In the coming years, Ukraine is planning to launch a new generation of mobile communications – 5G, which should become an impetus for the development of a whole area of ‚Äč‚Äčindustries. We are talking not only about telecommunications, but also about all areas where ultra-fast data exchange is required from large industrial plants to self-driving cars.

A proprietary wireless network with high data transfer rates is required by companies from a variety of industries: mining, commodity and passenger transportation, healthcare and housing and utilities. This is a necessary part of the enterprise infrastructure, allows you to reach a qualitatively new level of production through the automation of important processes.

In addition, modern mobile technologies open doors for technology companies willing to invest in Ukraine. The Internet of Things and Manufacturing Industries 4.0 form the backbone of the future economy and require not only fast data exchange, but also the reliability and security of networks.


One of the world leaders in the implementation of a new generation of mobile communications, as well as in the development of data transmission technologies, is the Swedish company Ericsson. Today, more than 40% of global mobile traffic goes through networks built on the basis of Ericsson equipment.

Ericsson has been helping to innovate in Ukraine for over 125 years and has partnered with all major Ukrainian mobile operators. The company has become one of the main suppliers of GSM (2G), WCDMA (3G), LTE (4G) equipment and transport solutions in Ukraine, solutions for transforming the IT infrastructure of mobile operators, and also contributes to the expansion of 4G coverage and is actively involved in events related to preparing for the implementation of 5G. Ericsson is implementing several innovative and educational projects in Ukraine, in particular, the opening of the first 5G demo center and the launch of telecommunication laboratories in Kiev and Kharkov.

Sebastian Tolstoy, President of Ericsson in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, who will become the speaker of the current Kiev International Economic Forum, at the Parody Exhibition and Convention Center in Kiev, talks about the prospects for the development of modern data transmission technologies in Ukraine and the world.

We see that 5G services are in high demand from both private users and companies from In the context of the spread of COVID-19, fifth-generation networks are the necessary infrastructure, which will play a key role in economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, “said Sebastian Tolstoy.

With a wealth of experience working with clients in Sweden, the USA and Japan, since July 2017 Mr. Tolstoy has been heading Ericsson’s operations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Already in October, the President of Ericsson in Eastern Europe and Central Asia will join the team of the thematic panel “Forward to the Future. What World Are Technologies Leading Us To?”

Other speakers for the panel discussion include:

Bill Reichert, Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures;
Costas Salvarsan, CEO Philip Morris in Ukraine;
Jan Peter De Jong, Regional Manager Microsoft Ukraine;
Nakesha Vasilyevich – Director of the Institute for Digital Transformation.
” will begin on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Parody Exhibition and Convention Center in Kiev.

Ericsson develops and provides operators with solutions and technologies for communication networks, provides digital services and services for intelligent network management, and also supports the development of new lines of business. We help operators to use all the possibilities of communication technologies – to create digital services, increase business efficiency and find new sources of income. Ericsson’s investment in voice and mobile broadband services benefits billions of people around the world.

Fifth Generation (5G) mobile networks are a new telecommunications standard that provides higher bandwidth, extremely low latency, guaranteed reliability and accompanying computing resources for digital solutions in various industries. 5G networks will provide a new quality of digital services and services for the population, business and government, will contribute to the development of the digital economy.

Each new generation of mobile communication was accompanied by the emergence of new previously unavailable qualities:

Since the inception of mobile communications, the second generation (2G) has provided access to basic services – voice and messaging;
The third generation (3G) provided full Internet access and the emergence of smartphones;
With the fourth generation of mobile communications (LTE), users have ultra-fast Internet access, the ability to view the highest quality video content in real time, powerful subscriber devices and a developed ecosystem of mobile applications.