Ericsson bags Radio Dot System deal from SoftBank

Softbank Mobile taps Ericsson Radio Dot System for indoor coverage trialTelecom operator SoftBank decided to deploy the Ericsson Radio Dot System, an indoor coverage solutions, across Japan to enhance indoor connectivity in buildings to its mobile subscribers.

Ericsson said Radio Dot System enables SoftBank to enhance voice and data coverage and capacity in enterprise buildings and public venues. SoftBank will make mass rollout of the Ericsson indoor coverage solution in the densest urban areas in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, addressing buildings such as office towers, shopping malls, and train stations.

“After evaluating a number of options, we concluded that the Ericsson Radio Dot System was the most cost-efficient solution for large buildings. Its deployment in crowded urban indoor environments will enable us to meet user expectations for a consistently high quality of network coverage,” said Hideyuki Tsukuda, senior vice president, SoftBank.

Mikael Eriksson, president of Ericsson Japan, was instrumental in bagging the contract for indoor coverage solutions from SoftBank.

Cellular data traffic is expected to increase by a factor of nine by 2020, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report 2016.

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