Ericsson announced a three-year deal with Tigo Senegal for its network modernization to accelerate digitalization in the telecom market.
Rafiah Ibrahim, the head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, was responsible in signing the new telecom network deal.
The deal cover 1,000 plus existing sites including the latest Ericsson Radio System (ERS) technology to refresh legacy infrastructure, roll out LTE across the country, and modernize and expand Tigo’s mobile backhaul network with Ericsson’s MINI-LINK.
Ericsson will provide Cloud Packet Core and Cloud Data Management and Policy solutions for the modernization of Tigo’s core network to reduce Opex and simplify the introduction of new user services.
Additional solutions include Ericsson’s Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN) and OSS migration to Ericsson Network Manager.
“Tigo is upgrading legacy network systems to deliver the capacity and network performance that our enterprise and subscriber customers demand,” Mass Thiam, CEO of Tigo, said.
Ericsson will refresh 1,800 radios in LTE sites to accommodate L 1800 with Ericsson’s multi-standard Radio 2219. The latest Baseband models will support data consumption on LTE. Basebands are 5G-ready and support LTE (FDD & TDD), WCDMA, GSM, NB-IoT, and Cat-M1 on the same single-board.