LLA selects Ericsson for mobile network upgrade across LATAM

LLA selects Ericsson for mobile network upgrade across LATAM

30 June 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Liberty Latin America (LLA) has selected Ericsson for a major upgrade of its mobile core network across the Caribbean and Latin America.

As LLA’s sole mobile core network vendor for its major network modernisation drive, the two will also collaborate on LLA’s accelerated journey towards new technologies.

“Current circumstances have shown the importance of resilient, high-speed networks. Deploying a new virtualised core network across the region will allow us to be ready for our customers’ changing needs,” said Vivek Khemka (pictured), chief technology and product officer at Liberty Latin America.

“We continue to invest and modernise our network across the region to ensure better voice quality, higher data speeds, lower latency, data security and increased network resiliency, improving our customer experiences.”

“The extension of our strategic partnership with Ericsson consolidates our commitment to the development of a new generation of services that will provide a greater experience for our customers in the region.”

The three-year deal will see Ericsson deploying virtualised and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to serve the regional Liberty Latin America market under a virtualised mobile core consolidation project.

Deployment is due to start in H2 of 2020 and will support LLA’s operations across the region.

“We are incredibly pleased to be the sole partner working with Liberty Latin America on bringing our reliable core network to LLA’s markets,” added Arun Bansal, president of Europe and Latin America at Ericsson.

“With our combined dedication to reliable networks and our forward-thinking strategies for the region, we are perfectly placed to bring the next generation of connectivity to the public.”

“Working closely to modernise networks, we will not only be paving the way for technology shifts but ensuring a more sustainable and innovation driven future for the Caribbean and Latin America.”

Once the three-year project is over, LLA’s mobile core networks will be fully virtualised, even more resilient, and prepared for future mobile technologies.