Telnor Pakistan chooses Ericsson for transmission networks

Ericsson will provide its mobile transport technology to modernise mobile backhaul networks

Communication company Ericsson has been chosen to modernise Telnor Packistan’s mobile backhaul networks with microwave solutions. This will turn the network into an IP-based infrastructure to increase the capacity of its network backbone and meet the growing traffic demand.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply microwave transmission solutions and products to optimise Telenor Pakistan’s network and sites along with strengthening the backhaul of the service provider’s wireless broadband and mobile traffic.

Khurrum Ashfaque, chief technology officer and deputy CEO atTelenor Pakistan said Ericsson’s microwave solutions offers efficient use of spectrum, low-energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance.

“Telenor Pakistan keeps customers at the core of its operations by connecting them to what matters most to them,” he said. “With this latest partnership, we will be able to further enhance the experience for our 46 million customers.”

Ashfaque said this also reiterates our commitment to continuously invest in our infrastructure and guarantee that our networks have the capacity to serve our growing customer base.

This modernisation project is part of our global efforts to enable the leading players in the telecom sectors to meet their future expansion and performance requirements as well as strengthen the long-term sustainability of their networks, said Ekow Nelson, vice president at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

“With recent technological advances in microwave system software and new radio hardware, microwave transport has moved from megabit-per-second capacity to gigabit-per-second capacity,” he said.

Ericsson’s microwave transport portfolio, for both traditional microwave bands and E-band, will provide gigabit capacity that supports and increased mobile broadband speeds and better application coverage throughout Pakistan, said Nelson.


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