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Ericsson swaps: Fast deployment and lower capex

A Tier 1 operator in western Europe needed an evolved network ready for 5G in and around a major city, and a single vendor for all technologies across macro, micro and small cells.

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Ericsson became the single vendor because of industry-leading, inter-carrier load management and Carrier Aggregation (CA) features. The operator’s spectrum allocation and how they deployed it placed greater emphasis on combining fragmented spectrum to improve user experience.

We are swapping 1,400 sites from a legacy vendor’s RAN to Ericsson Radio System with innovative carry-to-site solutions which provide flexibility in deployment.

The results so far:

  • Retained external performance benchmark position
  • More traffic and improved throughput
  • Power consumption reduced by over 30 percent with energy-efficient hardware
  • Flexible solutions eliminate need for cranes, enabling faster deployment and lower capex