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Liberty to have full digital offerings in three years

Liberty Latin America has engaged Ericsson to deploy a new state-of-the-art, virtualised and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to serve its regional market under a three-year deal.

Deployment is expected to get underway in the second half of 2020 and will benefit LLA’s operations across the region.

The communications services provider has chosen Ericsson as its sole mobile core network vendor in a major network modernisation drive.

By the end of the project, Liberty Latin America’s mobile core networks will be fully virtualised, even more resilient, and prepared for future mobile technologies, the company said in a release.

“Current circumstances have shown the importance of resilient, high-speed networks.”

– Liberty’s chief technology and product officer, Vivek Khemka

Liberty Latin, operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, UTS and Cabletica, offers digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services to residential and business customers in the region.

Business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies.

In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fibre optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

Liberty’s chief technology and product officer, Vivek Khemka, said, “Current circumstances have shown the importance of resilient, high-speed networks. Deploying a new virtualised core network across the region will allow us to be ready for our customers’ changing needs. We continue to invest and modernise our network across the region to ensure better voice quality, higher data speeds, lower latency, data security and increased network resiliency, improving our customer experiences.

“The extension of our strategic partnership with Ericsson consolidates our commitment to the development of a new generation of services that will provide a greater experience for our customers in the region.”

Ericsson’s portfolio spans networks, digital services, managed services, and emerging business. Its services are designed to help customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams.