LTE makes its debut in Puerto Rico

Mobile users in Puerto Rico will soon be able to enjoy a superior experience in data applications - including internet surfing, online gaming, social media and video conferencing – following the announcement of a new deal between the island’s leading operator and Ericsson.

Open Mobile has commissioned the Swedish vendor to supply, deploy and manage its nationwide network. Under the deal, Ericsson will roll out a complete 4G/LTE radio solution with Evolved Packet Core (EPC), Mobile Backhaul supporting Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).

Frank Bell, President of Open Mobile, commented: "Being at the forefront of broadband evolution means our customers in Puerto Rico will be the first in Latin America to benefit from this groundbreaking technology. This is a key step towards bringing our customers the fastest mobile broadband network."

Sergio Quiroga, Head of Ericsson in Latin America, says: "Having worked closely with Open Mobile to plan its LTE rollout, we are proud to bring the next generation of mobile broadband to Puerto Rico.”

The contract includes radio access and core network with latest-generation multi standard radio base station, RBS 6000 series, MME and and Mobile Backhaul with MINI-LINK TN and MINI-LINK SP. The network rollout has started.

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