Bhutan Telecom has deployed Ericsson’s core network which is more resilient to disaster impact.
In addition to Ericsson and Bhutan Telecom, Toyota Tsusho and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) were involved in the initiative.
Aimed at providing subscribers with a seamless and uninterrupted experience, even during natural disaster. the emergency telecom core network taps Ericsson’s Digital Services portfolio – including Evolved Packet Core, Mobile Switching, OSS and BSS solutions.
The network was dedicated on June 29 by His Excellency Lyonpo Karma Donen Wangdi, Minister for Information & Communications in Bhutan.
Jichen Thinley, General Manager, Corporate Planning & Strategy, Bhutan Telecom said, “Bhutan being located within one of the most seismically active zones in the world, we are working with Ericsson to put in place a backup telecom core network that enables a seamless and uninterrupted connectivity experience for our users across the country.”
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India said, “The solutions that we have deployed as part of this project will help Bhutan Telecom in day -to-day network management and will enhance their overall preparedness against natural disasters.”
Bhutan is witnessing significant growth in data traffic. Ericsson is helping Bhutan Telecom address this growing demand for data services by expanding LTE coverage and capacity in the country.