MANAMA: Zain Bahrain has selected Ericsson antenna-integrated radio solution to boost its 4G and 5G coverage in Manama.
The deployment of Ericsson dual-band 4T4R AIR 4455 enables 5G through spectrum sharing, increasing capacity and user data rates.
The solution will provide better data user experiences in Manama’s shopping centres and markets, thanks to the implementation of Ericsson Elastic Radio Access Network (Elastic-RAN).
Elastic-RAN was developed by Ericsson to specifically improve users’ mobile broadband experience through elastic co-ordination of users and cells. Ericsson’s Elastic-RAN is managed through software functionality, focusing on increased spectrum efficiency, full deployment flexibility, and elasticity.
Moreover, this deployment is based on Centralised RAN (C-RAN), where several RAN compute products located in centralised locations are connected and can be expanded by front haul fibre connectivity to radio units in remote locations, which made it possible to get the advantage of Elastic-RAN.