07 Jan 2013 05:40 PM

Ericsson to provide network upgrade and services to Etisalat in Egypt

Ericsson upgrades Etisalat’s radio network with its RBS 6000 base station to provide better and faster mobile internet connectivity and prepare the network for future technology

Ericsson to provide network upgrade and services to Etisalat in Egypt

Ericsson has announced a new agreement with Etisalat Egypt to upgrade the telecom operator’s radio network to enable a full range of converged information and telecom services that will bring improved quality and speed of services to its subscribers.

As part of the deployment, Ericsson will provide Etisalat Egypt with its latest RBS 6000 radio base station technology. This will enable energy-efficient and cost-effective operations while allowing the operator to meet the demands of its growing subscriber base with better and faster mobile internet connectivity and quality mobile coverage throughout the country. It will also enable Etisalat Egypt to prepare the network for LTE (4G).

As a multi-standard base station, the RBS 6000 will not only minimize Etisalat Egypt’s operational expenses and reduce environmental impact, but will also ensure smooth transitions and upgrades to new technologies in the future. Deployment of the latest Ericsson technology will also allow for the development of new, high-speed mobile broadband services and web applications.

Saeed ElHamly, CEO, Etisalat Egypt, said: ‘Demand for voice and data services is constantly increasing. This is why we are always striving to cater to our subscribers’ needs by continuously upgrading our network and adopting the latest technology.’

Haitham AbdulRazzak, CTO, Etisalat Egypt, said: ‘Etisalat Misr keep its commitment in maintaining technology and broadband leadership and will continue investing in solutions and products that will enhance service experience for consumers and enterprises.’



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