Powered by Ericsson Radio Dot System, the indoor multi-operator 5G small cell solution will bring faster and more reliable network performance to subscribers.
Ericsson, in partnership with Solutions by STC, a digital enabler in Saudi Arabia, has worked with Advanced Communications and Electronics Systems (ACES), an international neutral host provider, to deliver a neutral host solution for King Saud University Stadium ( KSU) (Marsool) Park) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As part of a neutral host-provider model and with the support of Ericsson Indoor Connect, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can roll out indoor 5G solutions faster to their subscribers, making high-performance 5G available to all users by sharing the same infrastructure.
With neutral host solutions and multi-operator sharing, CSPs can cost-effectively expand coverage at famous locations across the UK with 5G indoor networks.
The new indoor 5G multi-operator small cell solution powered by Ericsson Radio Dot System breaks down the barriers between outdoor and indoor connections and enables powerful 5G in business and everyday life.
Akram Aburas, Chief Executive Officer of ACES, commented on the transaction: “As a neutral host operator, we recognize the importance of neutral host provider models in lowering capital costs while improving quality of service. We look forward to working with Ericsson in partnership with Solutions by STC to build a neutral host ecosystem and help communications service providers upgrade their indoor 5G coverage to the highest possible speeds with flexibility and ease of use and maintenance.”
Håkan Cervell, Vice President and Head of Customer Unit STC, Saudi Arabia and Egypt at Ericsson Middle East and Africa added: “Indoor connectivity is becoming increasingly important for Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation. Our indoor 5G solution and neutral host provider model will help ensure robust 5G connectivity across the Kingdom in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. We are confident that our award-winning neutral host solutions, based on the Radio Dot system, will result in a more diversified indoor business models in the UK that will unlock many services for subscribers.”
With 80% of mobile data being used indoors, indoor cellular coverage has become a critical digital infrastructure. Ericsson’s 5G Radio Dot solution helps CSPs deploy indoor networks faster and offer their subscribers a superior 5G indoor experience at speeds in excess of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). The solution will ensure subscribers reliable performance and seamlessly cater to demanding users at major events across the Kingdom.
To date, more than 150 service providers in over 70 countries around the world have deployed the Ericsson Radio Dot System in locations such as airports, hotels, hospitals, stadiums and shopping malls.