Mobily IP network

28 Nov 2008

Mobile operator Mobily has contracted Huawei to assist in the deployment of an internet protocol (IP)/multiprotocol label switching unified core network. Mr Liu Qi, chief executive officer of the Huawei Saudi Arabia Representative Office said, ‘The integration of bearer networks for voice and data is the basis for an all-service operation.’

At the begining of November Mobily paid SAR80 million (USD21.3 million) to take a 94% stake in local internet service provider Zajil as its second move into the Saudi data market, following last year’s USD400 million buy of WiMAX licensee Bayanat al-Oula.

Saudi Arabia, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat)