Ericsson and Telefonica go live with Radio Dot System at MWC

Press release
Mar 01, 2015 16:00 (GMT +00:00)
  • Telefonica and Ericsson deploy the Radio Dot System at Hotel Ayre Gran Via Barcelona (Telefonica's headquarters during the congress) and in La Fira Hall 2 Ericsson stand at MWC 2015
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation supported between 1800 MHz Radio Dot System and Telefonica's legacy 2600 MHz network
  • High-capacity indoor small cell solution addresses app coverage requirements of medium-to-large buildings and venues

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that the Radio Dot System will go live on the Telefonica network at MWC 2015. Dots are deployed in both the Hotel Ayre Gran Via Barcelona (Telefonica's headquarters during the Congress) and at the Ericsson stand in Hall 2 in La Fira. The Ericsson Radio Dot System is designed to enable mobile operators to deliver consistently high performance app coverage in a broad range of medium-to-large enterprise buildings.

Enrique Blanco, Telefonica Global CTO, says: "The Ericsson Radio Dot System provides compelling benefits to both consumers and enterprise customers, so we are excited to go live with the Dot at MWC 2015. We introduced LTE to Mobile World Congress at the Hotel Ayre Gran Via in 2012, which makes it a great venue to highlight the Dot's benefits such as full integration with the macro network and LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation capabilities in 2015."

In Barcelona, the Ericsson Radio Dot System uses the 1800 MHz spectrum band, supporting LTE-A Carrier Aggregation in coordination with Telefonica's 2600 MHz LTE commercial network. Combined Cell, a feature expanded in Networks Software 15A to improve downlink performance in a broader range of operator environments, is also supported on the Dot.

Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, says: "Telefonica and Ericsson are partners in LTE innovation and this latest deployment of the Radio Dot System, supporting macrocell coordination, Carrier Aggregation and Combined Cell capabilities, is further proof of that commitment. Dots have now been deployed for operators around the world, and we look forward to showcasing this innovative indoor solution with Telefónica at the center of the mobile universe, MWC 2015 in Barcelona."

The Radio Dot System introduces a revolutionary antenna element, or "Dot," which delivers mobile broadband access to users. It is compact, weighing less than 300 grams, and very easy to install. With its convenient size, scalability, and compelling evolution path (synchronized with the macrocell network), the Radio Dot System caters to both business and consumer users in a broad range of enterprise buildings and public venues, including the underserved medium to large indoor locations. 

In addition to the live Radio Dot Systems, other Ericsson Small Cell solutions for both indoor and outdoor deployment will be featured in the Ericsson stand at MWC 2015 in Hall 2, including the RBS 6402 Indoor Picocell, targeted at smaller buildings and venues, and License Assisted Access (LAA), which extends the benefits of LTE to unlicensed spectrum.

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