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.