Saudi Arabian telco Mobily has hired Ericsson to supply it with an Evolved Packet Core solution that supports 2G, 3G and 4G technology.
Evolved Packed Core is a flat, IP-based core network architecture which supports the next generation of mobile broadband.
Combined with LTE access networks, Evolved Packet Core will allow Saudi mobile broadband users to experience true broadband access virtually anywhere, with a rich variety of multimedia applications.
Abdul Aziz Al Tamami, COO, Mobily, said that the decision to deploy the technology was “a natural progression”.
“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Ericsson and are well aware of the level of services and return on investment the company can offer as we continue to work toward ensuring that our subscribers are given access to the latest in telecommunications technology.”
The main driving forces behind Evolved Packet Core are the rapid adoption of mobile broadband, as well as the requirements of new multimedia services and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Ali Eid, president of Ericsson in Saudi Arabia, added: “Mobily will introduce the industry’s most advanced Evolved Packet Core solutions.” He added that the technology is designed to provide “reliability and scalability” allowing Mobily to meet the fast-growing demand for mobile broadband services in the country.