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Ooredoo bags 5-year Ericsson contract for radio, core and transmission solutions

 Doha, Qatar-headquartered Ooredoo Group has signed a frame agreement with global telecommunication equipment giant Ericsson to supply radio, core and transmission solutions for a period of five years. Along with this, Ooredoo will provide associated implementation and integration services for the solutions.
The agreement also covers Ericsson’s software model with predefined software value packages that deliver better performance and reduce time to market for new functionalities. Mobile soft switching and evolved packet core and MINI-LINK microwave transmission equipment are also covered in the agreement.
Ahmed Al Derbesti, COO, Ooredoo Group, said in a statement, “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 on smart devices. This transformation requires networks that can provide best ever performance to cater for the data explosion. From this end, our customers realized the need to transform their networks and 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.”

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