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Nawras selects Ericsson solution for launch of fixed line services

29 Mar 2010

Ericsson has announced that Oman’s second national operator, Nawras, has selected its solution to provide the capacities and infrastructure required for the operator’s WiMAX backhaul and 3G IP-RAN. The vendor’s solution is based on executing necessary expansions and upgrades on its MINILINK network nodes, in order to provide Nawras with the needed capacities and accessibility to meet 2G/3G and WiMAX traffic requirements. Peter Rubeck, CTO of Nawras, noted: ‘This deal extends our successful partnership with Ericsson which has extended over a number of years in the mobile market. We will be able to achieve maximum reuse of existing access transmission infrastructure, improve projects’ efficiency, and move to an all-IP scenario in the access network to better serve our customers.’ Nawras has accepted Phase 0 and Phase 1 of the project, which involve a number of sites to carry TDM-based 2G and 3G traffic along with IP-based WiMAX traffic. Phase 2, which will see some of the 3G sites migrated to IP, will be implemented in the second half of 2010.

Oman, Ericsson, Ooredoo Oman

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