Ericsson signs frame agreement with Ooredoo

Mobile phone user in Middle East by Ooredoo Maldives
Telecom network vendor Ericsson today announced its frame agreement with Ooredoo Group to supply radio, core and transmission solutions.

Ooredoo aims to improve telecom network performance to meet expectations of mobile customers in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia.

The frame agreement includes radio, core and transmission equipment as well as related services. The agreement also covers Ericsson’s Software model with its predefined software value packages which ensures better performance and reduces time to market for new functionalities.

“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,” said Ahmed Al Derbesti, COO, Ooredoo Group.

The telecom network deal includes 2G, 3G and 4G radio equipment and indoor small cells solutions. It covers Mobile Softswitching and Evolved Packet Core, MINI-LINK microwave transmission equipment.

Ooredoo reported revenues of $9.1 billion in 2014 and had a global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015.

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