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Ooredoo seals 5-year frame agreement with Ericsson

, November 16, 2015

Leading telecommunications provider Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a group frame agreement for the supply of radio, core and transmission solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services.

The agreement includes radio, core and transmission equipment as well as related services. It also covers the Ericsson’s software model with its predefined software value packages which ensures better performance and reduces time to market for new functionalities.

Using these solutions, Ooredoo’s network performance will improve to meet growing end-user expectations.

Ahmed Al Derbesti, the chief operating officer of Ooredoo Group said: "This agreement will allow us to benefit from Ericsson’s latest hardware, software and services. It will help us differentiate our end user offering and also give us the competitive edge that we need."

Rafiah Ibrahim, the president of Ericsson, Region Middle East and Africa, said the region is witnessing a digital transformation fueled by innovation of telecom services and solutions and the high demand on smart devices.

"This transformation requires networks that can provide superior performance to cater for the data explosion. From this end, our customers realized the need to transform their networks and today’s collaboration with Ooredoo Group is a testimonial of our continuous support to meet their ambitions of delivering best performing networks that can provide superior customer experience for their subscribers," he added.

The agreement includes 2G, 3G and 4G radio equipment and indoor small cells solutions. It also covers Mobile Softswitching and Evolved Packet Core, MINI-LINK microwave transmission equipment.-TradeArabia News Service




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