Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ericsson Highlights More Stylish Base Station Tower

Ericsson unveiled a radio base station designed by renowned Scandinavian architect Thomas Sandell for deployment in urban or suburban settings.

The Ericsson Capsule Site aims to be a focal point in a town square, or blending into the background at the side of a road, for example, while providing the fill-in coverage needed for mobile broadband.

The Ericsson Capsule Site is an "all-in-one" solution encapsulating all necessary equipment. The integrated approach could reduce installation time by up to 50 percent, and reduce costs by up to 30 percent. It is delivered in an innovative 'flat-pack' form, making transport significantly easier and can be assembled in less than one day. The site cover, made of composite, weighs 800 kg.

The first Ericsson Capsule Site will be launched June 17 at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Stockholm, Sweden.