Ooredoo Group inks 5-year frame agreement with Ericsson for radio, core and transmission

Ooredoo Group and Ericsson sign a five-year frame agreement for 2G, 3G and 4G radio, core and transmissions solutions November 16, 2015, 14:00 (CET)

The agreement includes the new Ericsson Software model which will help Ooredoo launch new functionalities with a shorter time to market

Agreement aims to improve network performance to meet growing end-user expectations

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

The group 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. Using these solutions, Ooredoo's network performance will improve to meet growing end-user expectations.

Ahmed Al Derbesti, COO, Ooredoo Group, says: "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, Head of Ericsson, Region Middle East and Africa, says: "The region is witnessing a digital transformation fueled 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.

"From this end, our customers have realized the need to transform their networks. 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."

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

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