Liberty Latin America (LLA) has selected Ericsson as its sole mobile core network vendor in a major network modernisation drive. The three-year deal will see Ericsson deploying virtualised and cloud-based mobile core network solutions across the group’s operational footprint. The deployment is expected to get underway in the second half of 2020, with a key focus on Puerto Rico, Panama and the Caribbean.
The deployment will include Ericsson’s Cloud Packet Core, Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy, Cloud VoLTE, Network Functions Virtualisation Infrastructure (NFVI) and Network Manager solutions. LLA notes that its core networks will be completely virtualised at the end of the three-year project.