Ooredoo Group signs five-year framework deal with Ericsson

Agreement covers 2G, 3G and 4G radio, core and transmissions solutions and includes the new Ericsson Software model, which will help Ooredoo launch new functionalities with a shorter time to market

Ooredoo Group signs five-year framework deal with Ericsson

Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a framework agreement for the supply of radio, core and transmission solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The group frame agreement includes radio, core and transmission equipment as well mobile soft switching and Evolved Packet Core and MINI-LINK microwave transmission equipment.

The agreement also covers 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, COO, Ooredoo Group, said: "This group frame agreement will allow us to benefit from Ericsson's latest hardware, software and services. It will allow us to differentiate our end user offering and will give us the competitive edge that we need."

Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson, Region Middle East and Africa, said: "The region is witnessing a digital transformation fuelled by innovation of telecom services and solutions and the high demand for smart devices. This transformation requires networks that can provide superior performance to cater for the data explosion.”

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