Landmark selects Ericsson to deploy multi-application pole solution
The vendor will deploy its Zero Site pole solution to offer 4G, 5G and IoT use cases into industrial grid management
Real estate and infrastructure firm Landmark Dividend has selected Swedish vendor Ericsson to provide its Zero Site communications platform and communications infrastructure at sites across North America.
Under the deal, Ericsson will deploy its Zero Site solution, cloud, core, backhaul and Internet of Things (IoT) software solutions, bringing 4G, 5G and IoT use cases into industrial grid management.
The vendor said that project deployment will begin immediately with Ericsson Zero Site, a multi-application pole solution jointly developed with Philips Lighting. Ericsson highlighted that its Zero Site platform will enable Landmark to densify its sites, generate rental revenue through site leasing and offer high-speed broadband across the United States and Canada.
Ericsson will add its cloud, core and IoT software solutions to build and support a Landmark network with enterprise and energy-management applications, the company said.
“As data consumption continues to grow exponentially and the widespread adoption of the IoT unfolds, expanding and densifying existing network infrastructure will be critical to wireless service providers,” Tim Brazy, Chief Executive Officer of Landmark Dividend, said. “We are very excited to partner with Ericsson, a global leader and innovator of the IoT and Smart City platforms, and we look forward to providing customers with high-value solutions through our microgrid ecosystem and the Ericsson Zero Site offering,” the executive added.
“This contract is an excellent example of how industrialized IoT use cases between utilities and telcos open up new business models and unleash new opportunities in a growing renewable energy market,” Ericsson’s Head of Industry and Society for North America, Eric Boudriau, said. “It is fully aligned with Ericsson’s strategy and expansion of business into a new industrial segment while using existing telecom and IoT assets for the betterment of society through a focus on sustainability.”