SingTel is conducting a trial of Ericsson’s Radio Dot System in a bid to improve its in-building mobile broadband coverage in Singapore.
The live trial is currently underway at Changi Business Park, with the ambition to extend SingTel’s LTE and 3G network coverage into enterprise buildings and public venues.
The solution promises to enable operators to deliver high-performance coverage and capacity in any size or type of building. It is designed to integrate seamlessly with SingTel’s LTE and 3G networks.
“This new pilot will help us to enhance and improve the SingTel customer experience in both commercial and public buildings,” said Tay Soo Meng, SingTel's group CTO.“The elegant design and simple installation of the Dot suits a wide variety of buildings in Singapore.”
In-building environments pose multiple challenges for mobile operators and indoor solutions currently on the market present limitations.
The Ericsson Radio Dot System encompasses an antenna element or “dot” which delivers mobile broadband access to users. The product is designed for medium to large indoor locations.
Dots are connected and powered via standard internet LAN cables (Category 5/6/7) to indoor radio units that link to a base station. The Radio Dot System leverages the same features found in Ericsson’s macro base station.