Ooredoo Kuwait has hired Ericsson to deploy its LTE Advanced small cell solution. The deal was signed at Mobile World Congress last week.
By integrating Ericsson’s small cell solution as part of the macro mobile network, Ooredoo Kuwait will be able to boost its network capacity and improve its coverage.
The technology also provides full-service transparency in the network, ensuring that services such as multimedia broadcast over LTE work seamlessly in the network.
Mohammad bin Abdulla Al Thani, CEO and GM, Ooredoo Kuwait, said: “Kuwait has witnessed an exponential growth of data traffic in the LTE network. The overall data traffic since 2013 grew by 7 folds, or 600%. We are positive that this partnership with the reputable Ericsson will further boost our capacity and provide a differentiated user experience to our customers in Kuwait.”
Rafiah Ibrahim, President Ericsson Region Middle East and East Africa, added: “Mobile broadband is now an integral part of our everyday lifestyle where constant connectivity is expected anytime, anywhere. By introducing our integrated LTE advanced small cells into the LTE network, we are able to provide Ooredoo in Kuwait with more reliable and higher capacity network that will continue to support their customers’ connected lifestyles.”
The deal marks the latest stage in a ten-year partnership between Ooredoo Kuwait and Ericsson.