Orange Jordan is planning upgrade its 2G network and expand its 3G network. Swedish vendor Ericsson will start work on the project during Q1, the telco said in a statement.
As part of the agreement, Ericsson will also supply Orange with its latest RBS 6000 technology, an energy-efficient compact site solution that prepares the network for LTE.
As a multi-standard base station, the RBS 6000 allows operators to develop new, high-speed mobile broadband services such as mobile TV.
Nayla Khawam, CEO, Orange Jordan, said that the expansion was needed to handle the operator’s increasing subscriber base. “It is essential that we work with the right partner to provide the most reliable and up-to-date services for our subscribers,” she said.
Ericsson has been the sole supplier for Orange Jordan's telecom network for the past 11 years, having built its initial GSM network and its 3G network.