Liberty Latin America has chosen Ericsson as its sole mobile core network vendor in a major network modernization drive.
The three-year deal will see Ericsson deploying virtualized and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to serve the regional Liberty Latin America market.
Deployment is expected to get underway in the second half of 2020 to benefit LLA’s regional operations, specifically Puerto Rico, Panama, and the Caribbean islands. LLA’s core networks will be completely virtualized at the end of the three-year project.
The deployment will include Ericsson Cloud Packet Core, Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy, Cloud Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Ericsson Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) and Network Manager solutions.
Vivek Khemka, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Liberty Latin America said, “The extension of our strategic partnership with Ericsson consolidates our commitment to the development of a new generation of services that will provide a greater experience for our customers in the region.”
Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson said, “With our combined dedication to reliable networks and our forward-thinking strategies for the region, we are perfectly placed to bring the next generation of connectivity to the public.”