Ericsson Radio Dot System chosen by Softbank Mobile for indoor performance boost trial
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
* SoftBank Mobile starts a trial intended to bring benefit to its customers
using new ultra-compact indoor small cell, Ericsson Radio Dot System in
enterprise buildings and public venues
* Innovative indoor coverage and capacity solution provides seamless indoor
and outdoor user experience across LTE and WCDMA networks
* Elegant, easy-to-install solution enables operators to address mobile
enterprise growth opportunity
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced today that SoftBank Mobile Corp ("SoftBank
Mobile"), one of Japan's leading operators, will trial the Ericsson Radio Dot
System to improve the user experience in the face of increasing demand for
indoor coverage and capacity for its mobile network.
Junichi Miyakawa, Executive Vice President, Director and CTO, SoftBank Mobile,
says: "This trial using Ericsson Dot System, with a purpose of materializing
highly connectable indoor mobile broadband, has great potential for our
consumers. It combines a revolutionary antenna architecture and sleek design,
which give us installation flexibility in a broad range of deployment scenarios.
It also has a fully integrated management approach consistent with the WCDMA and
LTE networks, enabling us to have better operation and maintenance with fewer
resources to the system."
The Ericsson Radio Dot System fully integrates with the outdoor WCDMA and LTE
networks, supported on one dot, allowing the operator to ensure the delivery of
consistent high performance voice and data coverage and capacity for the
broadest range of enterprise buildings and public venues, including the
underserved, high growth, medium-to-large building and venue category.
Jan Signell, Head of Ericsson Region Northeast Asia, says: "Ericsson Radio Dot
system is the most cost-effective, no-compromise solution to the indoor coverage
challenges. It's a game-changer designed to support operators to consistently
deliver a better user experience for both voice and data indoors for consumers
and enterprise customers. With this deal we are part of SoftBank Mobile's
efforts to enhance its indoor capacity and expand their opportunity in the
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