Ericsson says a new suite of solutions that are part of the Ericsson Radio System could reduce the total cost of ownership by up to 40 percent when rolling out Ericsson’s total site solution for mobile broadband.

The new suite includes the Ericsson Site Manager software paired with Ericsson Site Controller, Radio 2219, Antenna Integrated Radio, AIR 2488, MINI-LINK 6363, MINI-LINK 6651 indoor unit and new additions to the Ericsson Enclosure family. It also includes new software enhancements to both the Zero Touch WCDMA and Flow of Users solutions.

New planning tools also  allow operators to identify which sites in a GSM/EDGE coverage area have the highest number of users who already have internet-ready devices.

Operators can then determine where it makes more sense to convert those sites first to HSPA or 4G/LTE.