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Ericsson to Upgrade Networks in Paraguay and Honduras

By Ken Briodagh

According to a new release, Ericsson has been selected by Millicom’s TIGO to modernize its radio access network (RAN) across Paraguay and Honduras in a multi-year deal involving the rollout of Ericsson Radio System.

Under this deal, Ericsson will implement the Ericsson Radio System portfolio into about 1,000 of TIGO’s sites with the first phase taking place in Paraguay and Honduras in 2018. Spending earmarked for this important network modernization project was already included in Millicom’s existing investment plans.

The rollout will provide Radio 2219 as well as Radio 4415, enabling full 4x4 MIMO capabilities. The deal also includes indoor coverage through the Radio Dot System and micro radios for hotspot capacity in Paraguay. These installations will improve overall network quality and user experience for TIGO’s customers across those countries.

As part of this project, Ericsson will also expand TIGO’s existing network and modernize the existing 2G/3G and 4G sites, making the network the best fit for TIGO to deliver 5G and IoT services in the future.

Xavier Rocoplan, EVP, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Millicom, said, “We continue to be committed to our customers by bringing the best network to them. Working with Ericsson allows us to deploy the latest mobile technologies that are an important component for our path evolving to 5G and IoT capabilities.”

Since its launch in 2015, Ericsson has delivered Ericsson Radio System to more than 240 service providers worldwide, enabling them to address growth opportunities and transform their radio networks with 5G-ready, multi-standard solutions and a modular architecture.

“We listened to TIGO and understood their urgency to have 5G-ready infrastructure to stay at the forefront of customer service in Paraguay and Honduras,” said Arun Bansal, President, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson. “Through this partnership, we are deploying our state-of-the-art Ericsson Radio System that offers quicker time to market and superior network performance.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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