India has emerged as a bright spot for telecom gear vendors like Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei at a time the global market is in a downturn with demand for 4G mobile broadband equipment peaking last year, with upgrades to next-generation 5G equipment still years away. “4G globally has reached a level of maturity, and the…
Ooredoo group signed a five year agreement with Ericsson for the supply of radio, core and transmission solutions. The agreement aims to improve network performance to meet growing end-user expectations. 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.
Ahmed Al Derbesti, COO, Ooredoo Group, says: “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, says: “The region is witnessing a digital transformation fueled 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.
“From this end, our customers have realized the need to transform their networks. 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.” Read more