Ooredoo Group and Ericsson Sign Five-Year Strategic 5G Agreement
Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a global frame agreement for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The agreement covers all 10 of the Group’s operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.
The agreement covers Ericsson Radio System, including MINI-LINK 6000 products that are capable of 10Gbps, Cloud Core, Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Communication solutions. This will enable end-to-end 5G support to digitally transform and modernize Ooredoo’s existing mobile networks across its operating companies. These solutions will also significantly shorten time-to-market for new services and improve Ooredoo's network performance to meet the growing expectations of consumers and enterprises.
Ericsson Radio System is already deployed and live in several of Ooredoo’s operating companies. In Ooredoo Qatar’s network, Radio System, using the 4G/5G Spectrum Sharing solution, has facilitated fast nationwide 5G coverage. Furthermore, in preparation of Ooredoo Qatar’s network to host multiple global sporting events, Ericsson is deploying its latest 5G midband Massive MIMO radios to create a unique digital experience for millions of sports fans in stadiums, at home, or on-the-go.
With a turnkey responsibility, Ericsson will deliver a comprehensive portfolio of telecom services. Under the agreement, Swedish-based vendor will provide hardware and software expansions of the core network, radio network and transmission network, as well as enhanced mobile multimedia functionality for new service offerings. Under the agreement, Ericsson will also provide support and maintenance services.