Ericsson and Millicom drive digital inclusion in Latin America

Ericsson and Millicom drive digital inclusion in Latin America

Ericsson and Millicom are partnering to close the digital divide in Latin America, with a project that will extend network coverage to an additional 2.5 million people in Bolivia, Paraguay and Honduras, while paving the way for 5G rollout across the continent.

Partnering with Ericsson will enable Millicom to achieve this by modernizing its networks with LTE and 5G-ready technology for greater speed and enhanced user experience.

This new partnership of the two companies will see an investment of US$135 million on network upgrades in Bolivia, Paraguay and Honduras, which will also pave the way for 5G deployment across the continent. 

As part of the three-year project, Ericsson will upgrade TIGO’s current networks with the latest Ericsson Radio System products and solutions and replace the existing 4G packet core with Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core, delivering significant improvements to network performance, and introducing LTE and 5G-ready technology for greater speed, stability and user experience.  

Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, said: “Ericsson is leading in 5G. With our drive for innovation, we are incredibly pleased to unite with Millicom and bring the crucial connectivity to Latin America while paving the way towards 5G. Working alongside such a prominent telecommunication provider, we double-down on our commitment to closing the digital divide globally.”

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