Ooredoo signs Ericsson for major network transformation

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Rafiah Ibrahim and Waleed Al-Sayed at the signing
Rafiah Ibrahim and Waleed Al-Sayed at the signing

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Ooredoo group has signed a network transformation agreement with Ericsson at the Mobile World Congress. Under the agreement, Ooredoo will transform its network, backed by Ericsson’s services organisation and solutions portfolio.

The agreement builds upon the two companies’ 2015 Group Frame Agreement to standardise the terms and conditions of supply of the Ericsson’s hardware, software, and services portfolio across all Ooredoo operations.

Waleed Al-Sayed, deputy CEOof Ooredoo Group, said: “This addendum to our 2015 frame agreement enables us to extend our competitive advantage by immediately benefitting from all of the world-class technologies Ericsson offers, while strategically positioning Ooredoo as an early adopter of new technologies Ericsson is set to bring to market in the future. We have committed to be a data experience leader across our markets, and strategic partnerships like this one with Ericsson will ensure that Ooredoo continues to lead from the front.”

Ericsson currently supplies Ooredoo Group with 2G, 3G and 4G radio, core and transmissions solutions.

Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson region Middle East and East Africa, said: "With the increasing demands on digital services, we have experienced strong interests from the industry on deployments of advanced network services and solutions. Through this partnership, we will provide Ooredoo Group with the latest technologies that can provide smooth and efficient operation on their networks and deliver a differentiated customer experience to their subscribers across their different Operating Companies (OPCOs)”.

 

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