Wind Tre chooses Ericsson for radio access network in Italy

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Wind Tre to modernize its Radio Access Network (RAN) across Italy, the company said.

The deal will see the implementation of the Ericsson Radio System (ERS) product portfolio into the Italian communications service provider´s network starting October 2018, including new ERS Radios, and ERS Basebands to improve network quality and user experience for the company´s 31 million customers.

Since its launch in 2015, Ericsson has delivered Ericsson Radio System with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions to more than 240 service providers worldwide.

Ericsson Radio System enables mobile operators to address growth opportunities and transform their radio networks by leveraging a 5G-ready, multi-standard and modular architecture. It delivers industry-leading performance on the smallest site footprint with the lowest energy consumption.

The deal continues the collaboration and recent announcement that Wind Tre has chosen Ericsson to virtualize its core network as part of the evolution of its network to 5G Core.