Ericsson supports Claro with its Radio Dot System for indoor coverage

Radio Dot System
Ericsson has supported telecom network operator Claro with its Radio Dot System to deliver indoor cellular connectivity at Salus Hospital and Popular Bank in Puerto Rico.

The indoor implementation consists of Radio Dots and integrated mRRUs (micro remote radio units) in a C-RAN configuration — sharing the same baseband. Outdoors, RBS 6501 micro radio base stations address outdoor hotspots.

Radio Dot System achievements from global deployments

# mobile data throughput improvement by up to 5 times
# dropped calls reduced to zero
# Radio Dot installation times are 4 minutes per Dot
# Radio Dot System consumes less power

Claro provides a superior app coverage experience indoors and outdoors for their customers with a cost-effective deployment that benefits from the flexibility of Ericsson small cells toolbox, tight radio coordination and unified management system.

Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, president and CEO of Claro Puerto Rico, said technology deployment is a priority in its business given the exponential growth of our customers’ mobile data needs.

The network within the hospital is performing with telecom-grade standards at 99.999 percent reliability. Around 70 percent of mobile data traffic is generated indoors.

In Radio Dot System deployments around the world, mobile data throughput has improved by up to 5 times, dropped calls have been reduced to zero and Radio Dot installation times are as low as 4 minutes per Dot. The Radio Dot System has been designed to consume less power than traditional indoor solutions.

Ericsson Radio Dot is now live in 41 operator networks across 34 countries.

Baburajan K
editor@telecomlead.com