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Press Release -- February 27th, 2015
Source: Ericsson

Verizon first in the US with Ericsson Radio Dot System

  • Ericsson Radio Dot System installed at Verizon regional headquarters building in Metro Detroit
  • High-capacity indoor small cell solution proving robust and stable
    Provides LTE indoor coverage and capacity that is fully coordinated with outdoor macro network

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) today announced that Verizon has the first deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in a commercial building in the United States. Installed in Verizon’s regional headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, the Dot is a breakthrough solution that boosts indoor mobile coverage and capacity. In this first office application, the Dot is also supporting Verizon’s Advanced Calling service, including HD Voice and Video Calling over LTE, in indoor environments. In addition to installation, Ericsson provided professional services including design and verification.

Quick and easy to deploy in a broad range of deployment scenarios, the Ericsson Radio Dot System is fully integrated with the macro network and enables remote software upgrades as technologies evolve. The system uses compact Radio Dots and Cat 6A cabling, which reduces cost, complexity and power consumption for operators.

Adam Koeppe, VP, Network Planning, Verizon, says: “Our work with Ericsson and this deployment of the Radio Dot System in one of Verizon’s key office locations is another example of how we are leveraging the best technology to densify our 4G LTE network and deliver seamless customer experiences, indoors and out.”

The installation follows the successful testing of the Ericsson Radio Dot System by Verizon in its Lab in Walnut Creek, California.

Arun Bansal, SVP and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, says: “The Ericsson Radio Dot System is quickly becoming the most compelling indoor small cell solution for mobile operators. Large buildings and other venues often create coverage challenges.  With the Ericsson Radio Dot System, operators can now fill this gap in their networks, providing capacity in challenging indoor environments.”

The Radio Dot System introduces a revolutionary antenna element, or “Dot,” which delivers mobile broadband access to users. It is compact, weighing only 10.5 ounces, and is very easy to mount. With its convenient size, scalability, and compelling evolution path, the Radio Dot System caters to both business and consumer users in a broad range of enterprise buildings and public venues. These include the medium to large indoor locations not addressed by current solutions. 
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