Ooredoo’s flurry of recent agreements continues. As well as an FWA agreement with Nokia and a payment technology agreement with i2c, the international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia recently announced a massive group-wide deal with Huawei.
The five-year global frame agreement will see Huawei supply its radio, core and transport products and solutions to the Ooredoo Group. This will enable Ooredoo to further enhance its customers’ digital experience around the world by leveraging Huawei’s Radio System, which will provide end-to-end network support.
Key technologies in use include Huawei’s Blade AAU radio unit, cloud core solution, transport system and cloud infrastructure solutions.
The scope of the agreement reflects the reach of the Ooredoo operation. The agreement covers all related implementation and integration services of Ooredoo Group operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.
This isn’t the only involvement Ooredoo has recently had with Huawei. Ooredoo Qatar enlisted Huawei to deploy its robust fibre broadband network and the advanced streaming platform needed to provide 4K/8K HD video at recent major sporting events, delivering augmented reality and virtual reality services.
Huawei’s Radio System has also facilitated the spread of fast nationwide 5G coverage at Ooredoo Kuwait, with the operating company also working with Huawei to deployed advanced massive MIMO radios, enabling Ooredoo Kuwait to introduce what it calls its Supernet digital experience.