In 2015, there were 3.6 billion mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide, corresponding to a penetration rate of less than 50% of world population.
We expect mobile broadband subscriptions to more than double from now to 2021, adding 4.1 billion new connections worldwide, which of course represent a great potential for mobile operators.
To support operators in fulfilling the vision of mobile broadband for everyone Ericsson is presenting three solutions for 3G coverage.
- WCDMA Flow of Users – 2X improved performance – allows operators to maintain an optimal flow of smartphone users through a WCDMA/HSPA network. It uses a defined selection of software features and settings to automatically balance active user count and consumer experience. As a result, operators can maximize smartphone user experience, even during busy traffic-load conditions, while ensuring high-quality voice services.
- Zero Touch WCDMA – 3X increased efficiency – will substantially lower operations cost through the simplification of network operations that it brings. It is built on the concept of Flow of Users – but we industrialize this with defining a Gold Standard.
- Mobile Broadband Expander with Intelligent Antenna Sharing – 60% TCO savings – Ericsson unique innovations that will drastically lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and simplify how we can expand WCDMA/HSPA by enabling antenna reuse between existing GSM sites and new WCDMA equipment, as well as reuse of site power, microwave and transport infrastructure.
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