Ericsson features smart city network at LTE Mena
Dubai, May 12, 2014
Ericsson is showcasing its latest technological innovation that fulfills the high demand on connectivity in smart cities at the ongoing LTE Mena 2014 exhibition in Dubai.
The company’s heterogeneous network (HetNet) solution will meet the connectivity challenges of a smart city by improving performance and increasing cost efficiency through the efficient use of available spectrum. It will also help to create an optimal customer experience while facilitating the truly mobile lifestyle that smart city residents aim to experience.
Building a high-performance HetNet is based on three pillars: improving the performance of existing macro base station sites; densifying the existing network by adding macro sites at strategic locations, and adding small cells based on HSPA, LTE and Wi-Fi technologies.
“The accelerating pace of innovation and the social transformation towards the Networked Society have now fully risen on a global and regional scale,” said Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson, Region Middle East.
“With the smart cities’ vision in the horizon, we are now at a tipping point and we need to get our infrastructure ready to fullfill the consumers’ high demand on connectivity. Heterogeneous networks are the ideal solution in this case, providing the required level of experience through an optimized and a cost-efficient network.” – TradeArabia News Service