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Vodafone Places Orders for Ericsson Small Cells

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Ericsson says that it has secured orders for its new small cell product from Vodafone to be used by the mobile network to boost indoor coverage.

Ericsson's Radio Dot System introduces an antenna element, or 'Dot', which delivers mobile broadband access to users. Dots are connected and powered via standard internet LAN cables (Category 5/6/7) to indoor radio units that link to a base station.

Valter D'Avino, Head of Ericsson Region Western and Central Europe, says: "The System is a key differentiator of Ericsson's Mobile Enterprise strategy to empower mobile and converged operators to deliver integrated cloud, connectivity and communications as-a-service to their enterprise customers."

The Ericsson Radio Dot System leverages the same industry-leading features found in Ericsson's macro base station, including Carrier Aggregation and Combined Cell for WCDMA and LTE. The Radio Dot System also supports integration with Ericsson's carrier Wi-Fi portfolio enabling features such as real-time traffic steering to ensure the best user experience across both Wi-Fi and 3GPP networks.

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