Zain chooses Ericsson to test and develop 5G and IoT use cases

The agreement covers technical demonstrations and strengthens technical cooperation between the two companies and will ensure smooth 4G to 5G evolution across Zain’s networks.
The MoU was signed at 2018 Barcelona Mobile World Congress.
The MoU was signed at 2018 Barcelona Mobile World Congress.

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Zain Group and Ericsson have signed a MoU to jointly develop and test selected 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) use cases.

The new partnership aims to accelerate digitalisation in the region, enabling rapid deployment of innovative services in the Internet of Things (IoT) in the coming years. The agreement covers technical demonstrations and strengthens technical cooperation between the two companies and will ensure smooth 4G to 5G evolution across Zain’s networks.

Bader Al Kharafi, Zain vice chairman and group CEO said: “Zain is committed to bringing the latest technology and cutting-edge services to its customers.

“5G will open the door for new applications that will transform consumer behaviour and industries. By introducing these new technologies, we will enrich the digital lifestyles of individuals and support the growth and development of businesses we serve by creating new opportunities for them to grow.”

Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said: “We believe next generation technology and its applications will provide tangible benefits in the real-world. Ericsson have enjoyed a long and successful history of collaboration with Zain and this new agreement demonstrates our ongoing support in transforming their networks to enable these benefits for users around the Middle East and Africa region.”

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