G-Mobile taps Alcatel-Lucent small cells to improve 3G mobile broadband coverage

Mongolian telecom service provider G-Mobile – in association with Alcatel-Lucent – will deploy small cell base stations to improve 3G mobile broadband coverage.

The strategy of G-Mobile is to utilize small cells and sell more smart devices and increase its market share among both households and enterprises.

Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio small cells portfolio including the 9362 Enterprise Small Cells and 9764 Metro Cells Outdoor solutions will be used in densely populated areas such as shopping malls and stadiums in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

After the initial roll out in the city, which is home to approximately 45 percent of the country’s population, G-Mobile will expand small cell base stations deployments to other major Mongolian cities in 2014.

Alcatel-Lucent booth

Alcatel-Lucent, in a statement on Monday, claims that its small cells can be placed inconspicuously in internal and external environments, offering a lower cost-per-bit solution for adding 3G mobile broadband coverage and capacity compared to traditional macro cells, repeaters, or distributed antenna systems (DAS).

BasBish.D, CEO of G-Mobile, said that the telecom operator wants to become a national leader in mobile broadband communications. Small cells will assist the company to offer better coverage in areas. One the other hand, the telecom operator can reduce its operating costs for that increased coverage.

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