Ericsson and Orange have introduced a 4G network in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Orange will use Ericsson Radio System products and solutions to deploy 4G in 60 sites. With reduced latency, subscribers in Sierra Leone can enjoy online services, including HD video and network games.
The CEO of Orange Sierra Leone, Aminata Kane Ndiaye, declared, “The 4G launch will bring consumer’s mobile experience to a whole new level – with higher speeds and reliable broadband access. Thanks to our successful cooperation with Ericsson we can offer 4G to our customers, facilitate network planning and maintenance and allow for smooth introduction of new IP-based services.”
Orange are planning to deploy the Ericsson Radio System across Sierra Leone. This will allow Orange to offer 2G to 5G, through a risk-free implementation of a series of building blocks. The solution will help Orange to deploy and evaluate new features, in high-traffic areas, before rolling them out more widely.
On the other hand, the head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, stated, “Ericsson and Orange have a longstanding partnership and today we continue our successful journey by bringing 4G to Sierra Leone. Our Ericsson Radio System will enable our partner Orange to continue delivering a superior end-user experience for both existing and future subscribers.”