Vodafone Oman and Ericsson have announced the deployment of a 5G indoor system at the Vodafone Experience Hub in the Mall of Oman as well as the at the mobile operator’s headquarters. Visitors at the Experience Hub can now enjoy speeds of up to 600Mbps that allow for faster downloads, seamless browsing, low latency and streaming services. Vodafone has deployed Ericsson’s 5G multi-band Radio Dot System with Indoor Radio Unit (IRU) 8848, combining spectrum in the 2600MHz and 1800MHz bands. The 5G Radio Dot System supports multi-technology, multi-band, multi-operator and unlicensed deployments, as well as software features such as 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation (CA), and 256QAM in TDD mid-bands and FDD bands.
‘With so much time spent at home, offices, shopping malls or in airports, the quality of indoor 5G coverage is quickly becoming a must-have for our customers,’ said Stelios Savvides, Technology Director at Vodafone Oman, adding: ‘Enhancing the in-building user experience is a key priority for Vodafone Oman and the Ericsson 5G Radio Dot deployments at our flagship Experience Hub and our HQ offices are the first of many in this journey. We see the Ericsson Radio Dot System as the right solution to offer a superior indoor experience to our valuable customers.’