Airtel Nigeria has partner with Ericsson is set tolaunch infrastructure to ensure broadband internet will be affordable for the vast majority of Nigerians.
In a joint statement made available to journalists in Lagos, the firms said they will be rolling out the award-winning Ericsson Radio System in several sites across the country.
Ericsson Radio System’s multi-standard platform enables Airtel Nigeria to cost-effectively leverage the reach, maturity and increasing affordability of today’s 3G technology, while laying the foundation for their 4G and 5G evolution.
It will ncorporates a broad range of products such as: radio, baseband, small cells, backhaul, fronthaul, enclosures, power site equipment and the controller. These products are augmented through twice-yearly network software updates, and through Ericsson Global Services offerings,” the statement said.
According to Arun Bansal, Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, Airtel Nigeria and their customers will be benefitting directly from the performance and efficiency innovations designed in to the Ericsson Radio System.
It will reduces operating costs enabling Airtel Nigeria to offer more affordable mobile broadband access today,” he said.
The cost points for entry-level cellular devices reduced by 85% over the last ten years and by 2021, more than 90% of the world’s population will be covered by mobile broadband networks, the statement added.
“Mobile broadband access is really a prerequisite to achieving our key objective of enriching the lives and empowering the people of Nigeria to benefit both consumers and industry,” Ahmed Mokhles, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria concluded.
Credit: Nigerian Bulletin