Bharti Airtel's subsidiary in the African state of Gabon has partnered with Ericsson to bring the latest mobile technology to the country.
Airtel Gabon has appointed Ericsson as its sole supplier for the deployment of a new LTE network in the country. The agreement also includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure.
LTE 4G technology offers the capacity and the speed to handle a rapid increase in data traffic. "Mobile broadband data is a key driver for economic growth in Gabon. The LTE launch will ensure our customers have the highest speeds and best experience available," said Christian de Faria, Chief Executive Officer at Bharti Airtel Africa.
"Ericsson's RBS 6000 base station will ensure that Airtel's customers can continue to enjoy the best possible network throughout the country," added De Faria.
Fredrik Jejdling, Ericsson President for sub-Saharan Africa said this agreement will further strengthen his firm's long term strategic business relationship with Airtel by supporting them in meeting their commitment to excellent services to their subscribers in Gabon.