Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson shared plan of further increasing its investment and production at Tczew plant in Poland through a last week statement, a move that will help it meet boosting requirements of next generation 5G mobile network across Europe.
In the process, a meeting was scheduled to be held in Sweden between Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Arun Bansal, who is heading the Ericsson’s European and Latin American operations, while the Polish Prime Minister will meet his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven during his visit to Sweden last week, company’s spokeswoman added.
Ericsson’s decision was called as “a perfect illustration of the process” by Joanna Swiatkowska of the Kosciuszko Institute, a Polish think tank that recently published a noted study on 5G security in Europe.
The site’s operations would be fully expanded to its maximum capacity by the first quarter of next year to meet the requirements of the European market, said Ericsson which competes with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Finland’s Nokia Corp to build mobile network gears and infrastructure worldwide.
In order to ramp up its production capabilities closer to its customers in Europe, Ericsson also inked an agreement with technology manufacturer Flex to expand production in Poland, the spokeswoman said.
Though the company did not disclose the amount it will be further investing in the facility in Poland but said that increased production in the country would set off the company’s existing production in 5G factory in Tallinn, Estonia.
To become well prepared for the forthcoming 5G capacity for the European market ahead and to achieve efficiency in logistics to shorten the lead time are currently the main objective of the company, the spokeswoman said in an e-mail.
In order to enable the 5G roll-out in the country, Poland’s telecom regulator demanded legal changes in the current procedures that should be in line with the requirement of European Union.