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* Services including design, installation, integration commissioning, tuning
* Network transformation and RBS 6000 family at heart of deliveries
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced that it has helped MTN South Africa to launch
a commercial LTE network which will be rolled out across the country. Along with
its RBS 6000 family of base stations, Ericsson is supplying the Evolved Packet
Core, Home Subscriber Server (HSS) for user data management, Operating Support
Systems (OSS), project management and services.
This is the first commercial LTE network built by Ericsson in Africa. The launch
comes after the pilot network has been running for more than a year.
Long Term Evolution (LTE), the next generation of mobile
technology, enables the fast transfer of huge amounts of data in an efficient
and cost-effective manner, optimizing the use of spectrum. The increased
capacity and lower latency will allow subscribers effortless access to faster
web browsing, online gaming, social media and video.
Lambo Kanagaratnam, MTN South Africa Chief Technology Officer, said: "MTN's
first LTE network will enable our South African customers an experience that is
more efficient and seamless."
Lars Lindén, head of Region Sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson, said: "This will open
countless opportunities and will change the way people work, live and play. The
commercial deployment of LTE will help users experience and interact in a
better, more efficient way."
Ericsson is the world leader in LTE and today has more than 90 commercial LTE
contracts on six continents, of which over 50 networks have already gone live.
More than 455 million people worldwide have LTE coverage, of which 305 million
are covered by LTE networks supplied by Ericsson (July 2012).
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