Ericsson with Vodafone Idea to deploy 5G-ready LTE equipment
As a VIL partner, Ericsson has bagged the project of deploying next-generation technology with built-in customizations and innovations to deliver rich consumer experience while building a robust, future-proof network, from Vodafone Idea.
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.
These deployments will provide VIL’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.”