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Ericsson and Ozone to provide Small Cell as a Service to Reliance Communications in India

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India's Reliance Communications has become the first mobile operator in the country to join the Ozone Networks and Ericsson Small Cell as a Service Wi Fi network.

Ericsson's Small Cell as a Service network will enable Reliance Communications to utilize the existing Ericsson/Ozone Wi-Fi infrastructure, and launch Wi-Fi services using the small cell network.

This will enable Reliance Communications to offer Wi-Fi services with a faster go-to-market approach by leveraging Ericsson's established market presence and reach. Ozone Networks and Ericsson will benefit from additional utilization of their already-deployed Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Sanjeev Sarin, Chief Executive Officer at Ozone, says: "This partnership will increase Reliance Communications' capacity and footprint, primarily when it comes to ultra-dense environments. With Ericsson's Small Cell as a Service platform we have the unique ability to seamlessly combine 3G/4G with carrier-grade Wi-Fi, thereby ensuring that Reliance Communications' network capacity always exceeds demand, which in turn helps the company meet customer expectations."

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