Our Psi-Coverage solution uses a single radio unit to provide the same coverage as an ordinary 3-sector base station equipped with three radio units. Using less hardware reduces energy consumption by more than 40 percent, while maintaining the same performance. Psi-Coverage has also evolved to support multi-standard – both LTE and WCDMA, and dual-carrier HSDPA, which provides a down-link peak rate at 42Mbps. This enables operators to deliver superior app coverage in the 50 percent of their sites with relatively low traffic.
Ericsson Psi Coverage is an Ericsson-unique innovation providing a solution for cost-efficient broadband coverage in areas with light to medium traffic volumes. Psi Coverage includes only one RRU (Remote Radio Unit) for an entire three-sector site, which is at least two fewer RRU’s compared to alternative solutions.
The main benefits for the operator are a substantial reduction in power consumption and other costs compared to a traditional three-sector site while providing similar downlink and uplink peak rates and performance.
Ericsson Psi Coverage solution helps operators build mobile broadband coverage in areas with challenging conditions with regards to number of users and lack of good commercial power.
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Vipnet partnered with Ericsson to expand 3G coverage along Croatia’s coastal areas and islands. Looking for a low-power solution, Ericsson’s Psi Coverage solution was deployed for the first time in Europe, bringing energy savings without compromising on the network coverage and performance.
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