Ericsson inks 5-year network enhancement contract for Telenor Asia

Wireless equipment company Ericsson has inked a 5-year contract with Telenor Group for the design and implementation of 4G/LTE networks and the transformation of existing 2G and 3G networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The contract covers hardware, software and services. Under the contract, Ericsson will install the RBS 6000 – its multi-standard radio base station which supports 3G and 4G/LTE in a single cabinet.

In order to meet the requirement of consistent mobility, security and performance in demanding indoor environments, the vendor will install indoor small cell services, including the Radio Dot System and RBS 6402. The small cell base station RBS 6402 can deliver speeds of up to 300 Mbps, with deployments in less than 10 minutes. Also, the Radio Dot System ensures improvement in mobile data throughput by up to 5 times, with dropped calls reduced to zero and extremely low installation times.

In addition, micro radio base station RBS 6501 will also add extra capacity and mobility in certain outdoor spaces.

The transformation is expected to improve network capacity and enhance mobile broadband services for subscribers of Telenor Group members dtac (4G/LTE), Grameenphone (2G/3G) and Telenor Myanmar (2G/3G).