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Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson launch world 1st mobile radio equipment

Vodafone Egypt announced on Tuesday the launch of the world’s first triple-band mobile radio unit, which can combine different frequencies.
06.06.24 | Source: Ahram Online

This new Radio 4466 Unit from Ericsson will enable Vodafone Egypt to reduce its 4G/5G network rollout cost, implementation time, energy consumption, and tower load, Vodafone said in a statement.

It added that this new technology is very relevant to Egypt’s current radio spectrum allocation and helps the telecom operator to enhance its mobile network and provide the best mobile services to its customers with a better technological and economic model.

“We relentlessly work with all our technology partners to continuously enhance our mobile network leadership and provide world-class mobile service quality to our customers. This new triple-band radio unit from Ericsson gives us better cost, faster deployment of 4G/5G services, less energy consumption for our mobile network, and less tower load,” said Catalin Buliga, technology director at Vodafone Egypt.

Such an action unlocks new levels of efficiency, ensuring that every bit of bandwidth is utilized to its fullest potential, noted Håkan Cervell, vice president and head of Ericsson Saudi Arabia and Egypt at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

“As we embrace energy-efficient solutions and reduce our carbon footprint, we are not only enhancing connectivity but also championing environmental stewardship. Together, Vodafone Egypt and Ericsson are blazing a trail towards a brighter, more connected, and environmentally conscious future for Egypt,” he added.

Vodafone, one of the largest telecommunication companies in Egypt, has invested more than EGP 90 billion in the country over 25 years.

The company is committed to depend 100 percent on renewable energy by 2025.

Egypt has taken the first steps towards deploying the fifth-generation (5G) services.

In January, Egypt’s leading telecom operator Telecom Egypt (TE) started the experimental operations for 5G services across five locations in the country to assess the service quality.

In February, TE partnered with Huawei at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 to deploy a cutting-edge 5G network.