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* Smart, creative solution for indoor coverage enables superior user
experience for Verizon subscribers
The launch of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in Silicon Valley has been greeted
warmly by North American operators who are looking for a smart, creative
solution for indoor coverage that enables a superior user experience.
Tom Sawanobori, Vice President of Corporate Technology for Verizon, says:
"Verizon looks forward to collaborating with Ericsson to test and trial this
innovative in-building coverage solution. The Ericsson Radio Dot system has the
potential to meet customer needs for a flexible, cost effective solution, while
also allowing for faster deployment."
Today the majority of communication is generated indoors, but delivering a great
experience can be complex and indoor coverage can be challenging. Sometimes
signals can be blocked by
walls or other obstacles, even by other signals. That
causes data throughput to suffer, and user experience declines.
In-building solutions need to be an extension of existing networks with
integrated 3GPP and WiFi, enabling a seamless end user experience. Ericsson
Radio Dot System is a minimalist small cell radio that will fully integrate with
macro mobile networks and leverage existing indoor wiring and outdoor cellular
Dots are connected and powered via standard internet LAN cables (Category
5/6/7) to indoor radio units that link to a base station. Radio Dot System
leverages the same industry-leading features found in Ericsson's macro base
station. Deployments and upgrades are simple, addressing growing capacity and
coverage requirements. Thus the users' experience is consistent wherever they go
and the indoor network evolves in lockstep with the outdoor network. Ericsson
Radio Dot System supports integration with Ericsson's carrier Wi-Fi portfolio
enabling features such as real-time traffic steering to ensure the best user
experience across both Wi-Fi and 3GPP networks.
Johan Wibergh, head of Ericsson Business Unit Networks, says: "Leading operators
are focusing on indoor capacity as an opportunity to address the mobile data
demands of their customers and expand their enterprise opportunities. We saw
there was a gap. Today's indoor solutions do not address the vast range of
public venues and enterprise buildings that operators are targeting. With the
Radio Dot System, we've filled this gap and redefined the small cell market."
The product will continue to be tested in live environments with operators, with
expected commercial availability in late 2014.
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