Telecom network vendor Ericsson announced its deal with Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) for deploying of 4G LTE technology and transforming 3G network.
The London-headquartered CWC serves 3.8 million mobile users; 1.1 million fixed line; 460,000 TV and 665,000 Broadband as well as over 125,000 corporate clients across 42 countries in Caribbean and Latin American markets.
CWC is aiming to capitalize on mobile data traffic which is expected to grow 7-fold in the Caribbean and Latin America by 2020. By 2020, 86 percent of all mobile data traffic in the Caribbean and Latin America will come from smartphones, while 78 percent of data traffic in the region will come from LTE, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.
The deal includes the modernization of existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure for all CWC’s markets, said Clayton Cruz, vice president, Ericsson Region Latin America & Caribbean.
“Mobile broadband data is a key driver for economic growth in the Caribbean and Latin America. The launch of 4G LTE and 3G will ensure our customers continue to enjoy high speed access on a superior network with unparalleled customer service,” said Carlo Alloni, EVP Technology and Group CTIO, Cable & Wireless Communications.