Ericsson has won a five-year contract with Telenor Group for the implementation of 4G/LTE networks and the transformation of existing 2G and 3G networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Sam Saba, Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania, Ericsson, said, "This contract clearly demonstrates Ericsson's technology and services leadership, and further extends our long-standing relationship with Telenor Group.
"Ericsson's 3G and 4G/LTE network solutions will enable dtac, Telenor Myanmar and Grameenphone to deliver unique experiences for people, business and society, thus shaping and accelerating the Networked Society in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar,” Saba added.
The agreement includes hardware, software and services. Ericsson will install its multi-standard radio base station, the RBS 6000, which supports 3G and 4G/LTE in a single cabinet. Indoor small cell solutions will also be deployed, including the Radio Dot System and RBS 6402 to address the requirement of reliable mobility, security and performance in challenging indoor environments. In addition, micro radio base station RBS 6501 will also add extra capacity and seamless mobility in selected outdoor spaces.
The transformation will improve network capacity and enhance mobile broadband experiences for dtac (4G/LTE), Grameenphone (2G/3G) and Telenor Myanmar (2G/3G) subscribers. Consumers will enjoy improved smartphone and network performance, including faster web browsing and downloads.
dtac, Grameenphone and Telenor Myanmar are part of the Telenor Group, which is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Operators such as Telenor Group are looking to enable digital transformation of societies by extending internet connectivity to as many people as possible. By teaming with Ericsson, operators are able to bring vital infrastructure, new services and products that empower people, business and society.