Ericsson company will supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform. This microwave solution, ‘MINI-LINK 6352’, will help Safaricom achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide in Kenya.
The microwave transport solutions offers high transport capacity of gigabit-per-second, efficient use of spectrum, low energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance.
By making use of Ericsson’s microwave solutions, Safaricom will benefit from multi Gbps links as an alternative in areas lacking fiber, thereby expanding data growth through Radio Access Network and technology evolution.
“Safaricom is committed to offering customers the best user experiences through our high quality networks, and we are committed to building a solid base to evolve our networks to global standards. Our partnership with Ericsson allows us to inspire and innovate to meet the ever -changing needs of our customers and businesses in all sectors across Kenya.” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom PLC.
This project will be a testament to the capability of microwave in offering superior mobile broadband experiences, which will address the growing data traffic.
“Building an efficient microwave backhaul network with end-to-end performance in mind requires high node capacity, compact and modular building practise and advanced packet functionality. Our collaboration with Safaricom will help develop and deploy a future-ready network with a new level of capacity, speed and quality, allowing it to create and offer new services to customers and businesses. Through this partnership, we will showcase the benefits of high speed and reliable microwave backhaul to Safaricom and across Kenya.” said Todd Ashton, Vice President and Head of Ericsson East and South Africa.