Airtel Zambia Taps Ericsson Compact RAN Solutian for Network Transformation

Airtel Zambia Taps Ericsson Compact RAN Solutian for Network Transformation

Ericsson has extended its partnership with Airtel Zambia with a new contract covering the transformation of Airtel's RAN Network in every major region of Zambia, leveraging its compact Radio System.

The contract covers equipment, software and range of professional services, including project management, systems integration and support. It also covers the transformation of existing 2G infrastructure and swap out of existing 3G sites.

According to Ericsson, it will be providing equipment from the Ericsson Radio System family that are flexible in responding to the changing demands on its transition to 5G leveraging multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layer technology. This will enable energy-efficient and cost-effective operations while allowing Airtel to meet growing subscriber demands for better and faster mobile internet connectivity, said Ericsson.

Peter Correia, Managing Director, Airtel Zambia
Partnering with Ericsson who are performance and technology leaders to upgrade our network, ensures that we continue to deliver a wide selection of best in class customized services with excellent quality to our customers, transforming the way they live, work and play.

Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Region Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa
This agreement builds on our long-term strategic business relationship with Airtel, while delivering a superior network performance to Airtel Zambia's subscribers and supporting part of Africa's growth story.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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