Japan-based mobile broadband operator eAccess has partnered with Ericsson to launch a Mixed Mode application for WCDMA and LTE.
Ericsson's Mixed Mode application will enable eAccess to use the same radio frequency band for both LTE and WCDMA services.
As per the agreement, Ericsson provides eAccess with full turnkey Network Rollout, Network Optimisation & Consulting and upgrade the Packet Core network to an Evolved Packet Core architecture.
The new technology will help eAccess simplify the process of adjusting frequency allocation in the future as traffic demand shifts from WCDMA to LTE, allowing the operator to optimise its use of spectrum.
Ericsson Japan president Jan Signell said Ericsson's LTE technology and experience will allow it to take an approach to addressing the complexity that comes with the exponential growth in data exchange.