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Claro first in Latin America with Ericsson Radio Dot System

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Inside a large office building.
  • Ericsson Radio Dot System installed at commercial building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • High-capacity indoor small cell solution proving robust and stable
  • Provides LTE indoor coverage and capacity that is fully coordinated with outdoor macro network

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that Claro has the first live trial of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in a commercial building in Latin America. Installed at this commercial building near Claro’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Dot is a breakthrough solution that boosts indoor mobile coverage and capacity.

Quick and easy to deploy in a broad range of deployment scenarios, the Ericsson Radio Dot System is fully integrated with the macro network and enables remote software upgrades as technologies evolve. The system uses compact Radio Dots and Cat 6A cabling, which reduces cost, complexity and power consumption for operators.

Andre Sarcinelli, CTO, Claro Brazil, says: “Enterprise customers are an important part of our business and addressing their need for fast and reliable indoor mobile connectivity is high on our agenda. The Ericsson Radio Dot System is an efficient way of enhancing our indoor coverage and capacity in Brazil.”

The recent Ericsson ConsumerLab report “Business Users Go Mobile“ reveals that the need for indoor coverage has increased and needs to be improved. 9 out of 10 decision-makers agree that indoor data traffic over 3G/4G/LTE has increased compared to 2 years ago.

The Radio Dot System introduces a revolutionary antenna element, or “Dot,” which delivers mobile broadband access to users. It is compact, weighing only 10.5 ounces, and is very easy to mount. With its convenient size, scalability, and compelling evolution path, the Radio Dot System caters to both business and consumer users in a broad range of enterprise buildings and public venues. These include the medium to large indoor locations not addressed by current solutions.

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Paola Torres, Local Communications
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Ericsson has been present in Latin America since 1896, when the company established an agreement in Colombia and delivered equipment for the first time in the region. In the early 1900s, Ericsson increased its presence in Latin America by signing commercial deals in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Today, Ericsson is present in 56 countries within South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, which combined count the region as one of the few with complete Ericsson installations, including a Production Unit, R&D Center and Training Center. Ericsson is the market leading telecom supplier, with over 40% market share in Latin America and more than 100 telecom service contracts in the region.