Ericsson has launched two new customised dual-band radio products – the Wideband Radio 2242 and the Dual Band Radio Dot – for the Indian market. While the Wideband Radio 2242 is a single radio addressing two spectrum bands (1800 MHz and 2100 MHz) and three standards, the Dual Band Radio Dot provides a significant boost to indoor mobile broadband connectivity by combining two frequency bands (1800 MHz and 2100 MHz) in one form factor, thereby simplifying its deployment. The solutions have been designed to provide a superior experience to end-consumers and enable telecom operators to boost capacity, and achieve energy and cost efficiency.

According to Ericsson India, videos and social media are driving the dramatic increase in data traffic in the country. Further, the growing smartphone penetration and rapidly changing data usage patterns have put significant focus on network performance.  To this end, Ericsson’s new dual-band radio solutions have been designed to help operators address the growing demand by increasing capacity, improving indoor and outdoor coverage, and enabling operational expenditure benefits.

The key features of the two new solutions are:

  • Ericsson Wideband Radio 2242: It can be connected to a single baseband and antenna, and is ideal for the Indian market since it enables operators to build extremely compact dual-band, triple-standard sites with a minimum amount of hardware. It occupies 50 per cent less space and can be deployed faster and more easily. The solution comes with an instant power-sharing feature, which allows immediate sharing of power between carriers, standards and bands, thus optimising the use of radio resources.
  • Ericsson Dual Band Radio Dot: This solution is customised for the Indian market and combines two frequency bands (1800 MHz and 2100 MHz) in one form factor. This results in simplifying its deployment, reduces the cabling cost and helps leverage the available spectrum.