SoftBank picks Ericsson Radio Dot System to improve indoor connectivity

21 Apr 2017

Softbank Mobile, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp, has selected Swedish firm Ericsson to deploy its Radio Dot System in Japan over the next two years, targeting medium to large buildings in a move to deliver superior indoor connectivity in high-density urban areas including Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

In a press release, Ericsson confirmed that Softbank began extensive testing of the Radio Dot System and several other indoor solutions in Japan in June 2015 to evaluate its options for meeting the huge demand for better indoor coverage in mid-sized to large buildings. With those complete, the operator has decided to opt for the Ericsson-supplied solution. Mass rollout will start in the densest urban areas in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya this year, addressing buildings such as office towers, shopping malls, and train stations.