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TekSavvy chooses Ericsson to build rural LTE network in southwestern Ontario

The telco says its wireless investments will improve rural broadband for more than 30,000 addresses; expected to be completed in the first half of 2020

February 20, 2020  by CM Staff

CHATHAM, Ont. — Telco TekSavvy Solutions Inc. announced Feb. 20 that it has partnered with Swedish tech firm Ericsson to upgrade and expand its existing rural fixed wireless access (FWA) network and services.

TekSavvy says this partnership will provide several southwestern Ontario rural communities within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, as well as Elgin, Lambton and Middlesex counties with broadband solutions leveraging Ericsson’s products and services.

TekSavvy will use Ericsson Radio System hardware and software to modernize its existing FWA network. Ericsson will also provide TekSavvy with cloud infrastructure and advanced microwave links, laying the groundwork for 5G.

The telco says its wireless investments will improve rural broadband for more than 30,000 addresses in Southwestern Ontario.

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The modernization is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020.