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TowerXchange discusses the opportunity for small cells as a service with Ericsson, and we look to the future of managed small cell solutions
Patrik is responsible for Ericsson’s Network as a Service offering, which sits within the Managed Services business area. They deliver networks as-a-Service in a model where they own the networks and provide all services, all provided over a long term SLA & KPI based agreement. Examples of this as-a-Service (aaS) model include Connected Venues, in-building small cells, WiFi or backhaul etc.
TowerXchange: How are Ericsson’s Network as-a-Service team involved in small cells currently?
Patrik Jakobson, Head of Network-as-a-Service, Ericsson:
We see a lot of what’s happening in the multi-operator arena when it comes to small cells, and right now it’s a very timely discussion.