Ericsson deploys 'green' network in Suriname

Ericsson announced that it has been selected by Digicel Group, a mobile telecoms operator in the Caribbean, to provide energy-lean network coverage in remote areas of Suriname, South America.

The solution is based on Ericsson's main remote GSM base station RBS 2111, which is one in a series of energy-optimised, innovative base stations from Ericsson.

Ericsson said that the solution offers the market's lowest energy consumption, helping reduce operating costs and environmental impact, and its deployment marks a first in South America.

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.

No financial information was provided.