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Ericsson Radio Dot System Successfully Digitalize Latin America’s Health Care Facility


Ericsson Radio Dot System comes together with operator Claro to leverage superior indoor cellular connectivity at Salus Hospital and Popular Bank in Puerto Rico, which is claimed to be Latin America’s first commercial LTE site.

The Ericsson Radio Dot System is providing increased mobility across the hospital, which is also the only facility in Puerto Rico certified by the United States Green Building Council as an eco-friendly health care facility.

The Ericsson Radio Dot System ensures cellular connectivity and provides the needed mobility, security and performance that are required to keep up with the demands of a digitized hospital and bank.

Outdoors, RBS 6501 micro radio base stations address outdoor hotspots. By doing this, Claro provides a superior app coverage experience indoors and outdoors for their customers with a cost-effective deployment that benefits from the flexibility of Ericsson small cells toolbox, tight radio coordination and unified management system.

Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, President and CEO of Claro Puerto Rico, said, “Being at the forefront of technology deployment is a priority in our business given the exponential growth of our customers’ mobile data needs. We are pleased to provide this market first and with the positive feedback received from our customers from Salus and Popular.”

Within the hospital, the network is performing with telecom-grade standards at 99.999 percent reliability. In Radio Dot System deployments around the world, mobile data throughput has improved by up to 5 times, dropped calls have been reduced to zero and Radio Dot installation times are as low as 4 minutes per Dot. The Radio Dot System has also been designed to consume less power than traditional indoor solutions.

 “Around 70 percent of mobile data traffic is generated indoors and in hospitals connectivity is critical. This solution is the foundation of Claro’s promise to Salus and Popular to secure the best possible coverage and capacity.  And ultimately, medical workers can be confident that they can access information needed to care for their patients adds Elie Hanna, Vice President Ericsson Latin America & Caribbean.


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