Ericsson has been selected to expand and upgrade Warid Telecom’s GSM/GPRS network. Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply, install and commission core, radio, microwave and optical-transmission network equipment, and take responsibility for site acquisition and civil works. The contract also includes expansion of Warid’s existing Ericsson Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN). Ericsson will also provide network design and integration services. The equipment supplied under this contract will be managed under an existing agreement for managed services.