Bahrain’s Batelco has announced a partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson, aimed at improving its mobile 4G network coverage via the deployment of the latter’s Radio Dot System. The small cell solution is designed to be quick to install and uses an antenna element to increase coverage in medium-to-large indoor locations, such as hotels, shopping malls and offices. ‘The Radio Dot solution ensures consistent delivery of high performance in-building voice and data services and will meet the needs of customers who experience issues with mobile coverage particularly in larger buildings,’ commented Batelco’s acting CEO Muna Al Hashemi.
Batelco has already kick-started its commercial deployment of the system, and commenced rolling out the solution to its major customers. The telco claims to be the first operator in the Middle East to implement the Radio Dot System specifically for enhancing 4G coverage.