July 7, 2008

Caribbean Markets Reflect Low Level of Segmentation in Service Offerings

From Cellular News :

"The new challenge faced by Caribbean operators is how to continue increasing revenues in markets having a small number of inhabitants in which voice services (fixed and mobile) have already surpassed the 100% teledensity mark. Companies will have to focus expansion efforts on value added services and service packaging. This will force operators to invest in new technologies that allow them to offer new services. Signals believes that this scenario will open the door for operators like America Movil to expand into new Caribbean markets as well as increase consolidation in the region."

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Cable & Wireless Jamaica Selects Ericsson As Business Partner

From EFYtimes.com:

"Friday, July 04, 2008: Cable & Wireless Jamaica has selected Ericsson as its long-term strategic business partner to upgrade and expand its network. Under the three-year agreement, Ericsson will be the systems integrator (SI) to transform Cable & Wireless' core network to a next-generation IP network, deploying Ericsson Mobile Softswitch and Mobile Packet Backbone Network solutions, as well as Ericsson Multi Mediation platform."

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Digicel selects Ericsson's solar kit

From Telegeography.com

Caribbean wireless network operator Digicel Suriname has selected Ericsson's solar-powered site solution to provide network coverage in remote areas of the country. The solution is based on Ericsson's main remote GSM base station RBS 2111 and has a smaller environmental footprint than a standard base station, consuming up to 50% less energy. As part of the agreement, Ericsson will also supply MINI-LINK TN all-outdoor transmission, solar panels and battery back-up solutions. Ericsson will also be responsible for network deployment and systems integration.

Caribbean wireless network operator Digicel Suriname has selected Ericsson's solar-powered site solution to provide network coverage in remote areas of the country. The solution is based on Ericsson's main remote GSM base station RBS 2111 and has a smaller environmental footprint than a standard base station, consuming up to 50% less energy. As part of the agreement, Ericsson will also supply MINI-LINK TN all-outdoor transmission, solar panels and battery back-up solutions. Ericsson will also be responsible for network deployment and systems integration.

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