Airtel Nigeria deploys Ericsson Radio System to increase mobile broadband availability

18 May 2016

Airtel Nigeria is rolling out the Ericsson Radio System at sites across the country to address the growing demand for affordable mobile broadband services. The multi-standard platform enables Airtel Nigeria to cost-effectively leverage the reach, maturity and increasing affordability of 3G technology, while laying the foundation for its evolution to 4G and 5G. The network-wide solution incorporates a broad range of products, including radio, baseband, small cells, backhaul, fronthaul, enclosures, power site equipment and the controller.

‘Mobile broadband access is really a prerequisite to achieving our key objective of enriching the lives and empowering the people of Nigeria to benefit both consumers and industry,’ commented Airtel Nigeria’s CCO Ahmed Mokhles, adding: ‘Ericsson Radio System provides the performance and efficiency to support this objective while also ensuring a future-proof evolution as Nigeria continues to establish itself as a progressive and innovative ICT-driven country.’

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