Movistar Argentina has selected Ericsson to transform its Radio Access Network (RAN) over a three-year period based on Ericsson Radio System.
In addition to expanded network coverage, the deal will provide customers of Movistar Argentina with more rewarding mobile broadband experiences. The modernisation gets underway this year, with a partial network upgrade to be completed in 2021. The scope covers improvements to radio access network capacity and coverage as well as an OSS migration to Ericsson Network Manager.
The deal will deliver improvements in mobile broadband coverage and quality, as well as enabling Movistar Argentina to start its journey towards 5G and IoT through the 5G-evolution capabilities of Ericsson Radio System. This modernisation initiative supports the implementation of energy-efficient networks that will reduce consumption and carbon emissions.
Federico Rava, Executive President of Telefónica/Movistar Argentina, says: “We are strengthening our strategic partnership with Ericsson by having end-customer experience and satisfaction as the most important common goals. We are focusing on expanding and enhancing our mobile network for people in Argentina.”
Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Europe and Latin America at Ericsson, said:
“As part of this agreement, Ericsson will deploy its latest generation radio network solutions, including full turnkey delivery of products and services for Movistar’s Radio Access Network, to help Movistar Argentina deliver the best experiences and quality to its customers.”
All Ericsson Radio System portfolio products supplied to Movistar Argentina will be able to run 5G New Radio (NR). This capability will be achieved through a remote software installation.