Zain, Ericsson to improve indoor coverage via Radio Dot System

20 Apr 2015

Mobile operator Zain Bahrain has partnered with Swedish vendor Ericsson to deploy the latter’s Radio Dot System, in a move designed to improve indoor wireless network performance. According to the Saudi Gazette, this is one of the first implementations of the technology in the region and will see the Radio Dot System fully integrated with Zain’s network. The cellular radio, or ‘Dot’, weighs less than 300 pounds and uses an antenna element to increase coverage in medium to large indoor locations, with Ericsson claiming the technology ‘enables mobile operators to deliver consistently high performance voice and data coverage and capacity in the broadest range of enterprise buildings and public venues.’

Hamad Al Rumaihi, technology director at Zain Bahrain, commented: ‘Ericsson’s Radio Dot System will enable us to offer our customers a better user experience. We are consistently placing the needs of our customers first, and this system will ensure that they enjoy the best indoor mobile connectivity.’

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