Zain Bahrain deploys Ericsson's advanced 5G carrier aggregation

7 Jul 2021

Zain Bahrain has selected Ericsson to expand its 4G and 5G coverage as well as introduce 5G low-band (sub-6GHz FDD) and mid-band (sub-6GHz TDD) carrier aggregation (CA). By deploying the Ericsson 5G CA solution, Zain Bahrain can support the 5G uplink operating on a lower band than the 5G downlink, which operates on both low-band and mid-band, thereby providing enhanced 5G coverage and increased network capacity to accommodate users and raise data speeds. The companies note the coverage extension benefits of low-band and mid-band CA reduce the need to densify 5G mid-band new sites, making it an energy efficient way to meet the increasing demand for mobile data.

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