Ericsson Bags 5G Equipment Contract From Vodafone Idea

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson Wednesday announced that it has bagged orders from Vodafone Idea to deploy 5G-ready equipments. The contract period spans for three years and the equipments would be deployed eight circles of Vodafone Idea for its 5G plans.

As part of the contract, Ericsson is supplying radio access and transport equipment from its 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System portfolio, including the MINI-LINK 6000 microwave backhaul solution.

MINI-LINK 6000 is Ericsson’s 5G-ready microwave backhaul solution, with traffic between radio sites and core network being realized over the air instead of physical media such as fiber. This technology supports high capacity and superior performance with a low cost of ownership.

These deployments will provide Vodafone Idea’s network with advanced LTE capabilities, high capacity, low latency microwave backhaul and enable rapid deployment 5G services in future. It will also improve VIL’s spectral and energy efficiency while increasing overall network capacity. VIL customers will enjoy higher speeds while using apps, uploading and downloading files.

Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India says, “We have been strategic partners to both Vodafone India and Idea Cellular for several years, and now we enter a new phase of partnership with this deal with VIL. The 5G-ready solutions in the Ericsson Radio System portfolio will help boost the capacity of VIL’s LTE network and broaden the availability of high-quality mobile broadband services for its customers. These deployments will play an important role in building VIL’s future-ready 5G network.”

Ericsson India have already begun radio access and microwave network consolidation and modernization with the cornerstones of increased coverage, quality and capacity with optimal opex and capex efficiency. Consolidation of existing deployed base (2G/3G) will be carried out to maximize spectrum on LTE, followed by ongoing optimization of the network in order to enhance end-user experience.

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