Why Ericsson’s dual band radio is suitable for Indian telecoms

Radio Dot SystemMobile equipment maker Ericsson has launched new dual band radio products customized for the Indian telecom operators to handle dramatic increase in data traffic.

Leading Indian mobile operators such as Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India have reported significant increase in mobile data traffic in recent months due to the demand for social media and other activities on their networks.

Ericsson’s Wideband Radio 2242 is a single radio addressing two spectrum bands (1800 MHz and 2100 MHz) and three standards. Ericsson’s Dual Band Radio Dot provides significant boost to indoor mobile broadband connectivity. It combines two frequency bands (1800 MHz and 2100 MHz) in one form factor simplifying deployment that integrates 100 percent with outdoor networks.

“These radio solutions from Ericsson are designed to provide a superior end customer experience while enabling telecom operators to boost capacity and at the same time be more energy and cost efficient,” said Nitin Bansal, head of Network Products, Ericsson India.

Increase in data capacity, improvement in coverage outdoors and indoors while enabling significant Opex are the main benefits.

Ericsson Wideband Radio 2242

Telecom operators can use wideband Radio 2242 from Ericsson to support two bands with three standards and connect to a single Baseband and antenna. It is suitable for the Indian market since it enables operators to build compact dual-band, triple standard sites with a minimum amount of hardware, occupy 50 percent less space.

Instant power sharing, used in the wideband Radio 2242, allows power to share between carriers, standards and bands, optimizing the use of radio resources. The output power of the radio is shifted instantaneously to the band and standard where it is needed most.

Ericsson Dual Band Radio Dot

Ericsson Dual Band Radio Dot combines 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz in one form factor, simplifying deployment, reducing the cabling cost and leveraging the available spectrum. Several operators have deployed Ericsson’s Radio Dot and noticed improvements in indoor connectivity and data traffic. XL Axiata deployed Ericsson RDS at Jakarta Airport which boosted indoor connectivity by up to 300 percent.