Umniah taps Ericsson for 5G launch in Jordan

Umniah taps Ericsson for 5G launch in Jordan

Jordanian operator Umniah will launch 5G in phases across the country and will do so in partnership with Ericsson which will be its main equipment supplier.

In a statement, the Swedish vendor said it will supply 5G products and solutions in Umniah’s 5G networks as well as 5G integration and support services to enable the operator to deliver 5G services.

Umniah (and Orange) signed up to commitments with the Jordanian Telecommunications Authority Commission in August 2022 to gain 5G airwaves.

Umniah acting CEO Faisal Qamhiyah said: “This partnership supports our strategic plans for launching the first phase of 5G by leveraging Ericsson's latest technologies, particularly radio access technology. This reflects Umniah's ability to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in the Kingdom, in line with the economic modernization vision. This vision calls for the communications and information technology sector to play a larger role in contributing to the national economy and GDP.”

Qamhiyah added the move will support the growing demand for broadband services from consumers and enterprises.

Kevin Murphy, VP and head of Ericsson Levant Countries and country manager of Ericsson Jordan, added: “Through this partnership, we will have an important role in enabling The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s national agenda to accelerate digital transformation across society and enterprise.”


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