Nokia providing network management to Mobily for next 5 years

Etisalat’s Saudi affiliate Mobily has commissioned Nokia Networks to manage its network operations for the next five years.

Nokia Networks will expand the operator’s 2G, 3G, and 4G (TD LTE, FDD LTE) mobile broadband networks, becoming the main radio network supplier for the operator. These projects will ensure further improved voice and data services for Mobily’s customers.

Nokia Networks has been a managed services partner to Mobily for the last three years. This second managed services contract also covers the central region that has been served by other vendors until now, expanding its managed services footprint in Mobily. With the network expansion deal, Nokia Networks also expands its radio footprint, providing TD-LTE radio technologies in the central region.

“Our top priority is ensuring the best possible customer experience even when our network becomes more and more complex due to multiplicity of network layers, especially when providing data services,” said Khaled Alkaf, CEO, Mobily. “Nokia’s radio technology will help us expand our network capacity to provide further improved voice and data services for our customers.”

As part of the deal, Nokia’s managed services capabilities such as network optimisation, operations and maintenance services will be provided to Mobily. The network expansion contract covers the company’s Single RAN Advanced platform featuring its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station for 2G, 3G and LTE. In addition, Nokia’s NetAct network management system will be deployed to monitor, manage and optimize Mobily’s networks.

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