Ericsson and Open Mobile sign first 4G LTE contract in Latin America


Open Mobile, Puerto Rico’s operator, has selected Ericsson to supply,
deploy and manage its nationwide network.


Under the deal, Ericsson will roll out a complete 4G/LTE solution.


Ericsson will assist the operation of Open Mobile newly deployed LTE
network. This is Ericsson’s first full-scope contract for an LTE network
combined with MPLS enabled Mobile Backhaul.


“We are in a unique position with our global LTE leadership. Having
worked closely with Open Mobile to plan its LTE rollout, we are proud to bring
the next generation of mobile broadband to Puerto Rico. Our world-class
services and LTE network will enable Open Mobile to continue to deliver a
superior end-user experience to its customers,” said Sergio Quiroga, Head
of Ericsson in Latin America.


The contract includes radio access and core network with
latest-generation multi standard radio base station, RBS 6000 series, MME and
and Mobile Backhaul with MINI-LINK TN and MINI-LINK SP. The network rollout has


“Being at the forefront of broadband evolution means our customers
in Puerto Rico will be the first in Latin America to benefit from this
groundbreaking technology. We appreciate having a partner in Ericsson with
proven experience and knowledge to deploy this first LTE network in the region.
This is a key step towards bringing our customers the fastest mobile broadband
network,” said Frank Bell, president of Open Mobile.


Recently, Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with
operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, announced a five year
managed services agreement with Ericsson for its Africa operations.


As per the agreement, Ericsson will manage and optimize Airtel’s mobile
networks in Africa in order to provide a superior customer experience.


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