Ericsson announced that Telefónica Mexico, part of Spain's Telefonica Group, which serves around 322 million customers worldwide, has selected the company to supply more than 1,000 Ericsson Radio Dot systems to deliver coverage in Mexico City's urban areas.
Deployment of the Radio Dot system is intended to enable Telefonica to deliver high-quality mobile broadband services for subscribers in facilities with high mobile traffic levels such as office buildings, shopping centres and airports that are otherwise difficult to cover utilising existing networks.
The architecture of the Ericsson technology provides support for 4G/LTE and 3G/WCDMA indoor coverage. The compact Radio Dot indoor small cell solution is designed to be flexible and simple to install, offering the ability to be installed in locations such as ceilings.
Ericsson stated that delivery of Radio Dots has already started around Mexico City, and by the end of 2016 1,080 Dots are expected to be in operation at locations to provide enhanced mobile service for Telefónica's enterprise customers, shoppers and air travellers.
At MWC 2015, Telefonica and Ericsson announced the deployment of the Radio Dot system at the Hotel Ayre Gran Via in Barcelona, noting that they had also enabled LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation between 1800 MHz Radio Dot systems and Telefonica's legacy 2600 MHz network.
Recently, Ericsson announced a five-year contract with Telenor Group for the design and implementation of 4G/LTE networks and the transformation of existing 2G and 3G networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The agreement included Ericsson's multi-standard radio base station, the RBS 6000, and indoor small cell solutions including the Radio Dot system and RBS 6402 platform.
Last year, Ericsson announced that China Telecom had selected its Radio Dot system for deployment in Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces. During the year it also announced selection of the solution by Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), serving Russia and the CIS, and by operators including Claro, SingTel, Telefonica, Verizon and Vodafone.