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Ericsson and Ooredoo sign expansive deal for MEA region

Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a frame agreement for the supply of radio, core and transmission solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services.

The deal 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, President of Ericsson, 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.”

The agreement includes 2G, 3G and 4G radio equipment and indoor small cells solutions. It also covers Mobile Soft switching and Evolved Packet Core, MINI-LINK microwave transmission equipment.

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