Batelco De3ploys Ericsson Supplied LTE Air Site
Published on: 26th Jan 2016
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Bahrain's Batelco has announced the deployment of the first LTE Air site in the region in collaboration with Ericsson.
Ericsson AIR is a solution that merges two functions into an integrated device including all the units required to provide mobile coverage - Antenna-Integrated-Radio (AIR) solution.
Batelco is implementing the solution in line with its aim to use smaller mobile base towers which are less noticeable, thereby enhancing the environment while also expanding coverage to more areas. In addition to large cells that dominate today, the new mobile towers also use fewer units and fewer interconnections compared to traditional towers.
Batelco Bahrain CEO, Muna Al Hashemi has praised the solution which will enhance the quality of service and benefit customers greatly. "For mobile subscribers, the Air base stations, which are compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G networks, can improve coverage in environments that were difficult to reach with traditional mobile towers."