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Viaero Commissions Ericsson for 5G Network Overhaul

By Luke Bellos

Midwestern regional communications service provider Viaero announced the selection of global telecommunications giant Ericsson to replace and upgrade its current infrastructure with 5G capabilities.

Viaero will now be able to offer customers enhanced mobility and broadband services. Ericsson will support Viaero through a number of advanced solutions, including its RAN portfolio, microwave/transport solutions, as well as its cloud-native core.

"We needed a partner that could step up and provide a turn-key solution," said Frank DiRico, CEO and Founder of Viaero. "The key to our success is providing the best possible service to our customers. In addition to Ericsson's industry-leading products and solutions, we felt that Ericsson had the best team to make this project successful when looking at different technology options."

Viaero is currently one of the largest regional carriers within the United States, offering support in states that include Kansas, Nebraska,Colorado and Wyoming. Viaero’s technical advancements will now allow businesses and customers within these regions to experience a higher degree of speed, connectivity, and general coverage to support an increasingly remote business culture and economy.

"With their large footprint across the heart of the U.S., Viaero recognized the need for reliable 5G-ready networks to bring connectivity and digitization to businesses and consumers," said Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America. "We're proud they've chosen Ericsson for this important work that will help bridge the digital divide and bring fast, reliable broadband service for all."

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

Editor, SmartCity

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