Telenor Pakistan and Ericsson have signed an agreement through which Ericsson will transform the Telenor Pakistan mobile backhaul network into an IP-based infrastructure.
The aim of the upgrade is to enhance the capacity of Telenor Pakistan’s network backbone and meet growing traffic demand.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply microwave transmission solutions and products to optimize Telenor Pakistan’s network and sites, as well as strengthening the backhaul of the service provider’s wireless broadband and cellular traffic.
This, says Ericsson, will result in a more robust and cost-effective network. Ericsson says that its microwave solutions offer key advantages such as high capacity, efficient use of spectrum, low-energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance.
Telenor Pakistan is a mobile data and digital services provider, owned by Norway’s Telenor Group. According to available figures, it is the second-biggest mobile operator in Pakistan, with an estimated 46 million customers.
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. Ericsson’s microwave transport portfolio, with what the company describes as its market-leading MINI-LINK 6000 nodes for both traditional microwave bands and E-band, will provide gigabit capacity that supports increased mobile broadband speeds and better application coverage throughout Pakistan.