Ericsson inks deal to upgrade Vodafone Egypt’s network

27 Jul 2012

Sweden’s Ericsson has revealed that it has been selected to transform the network of Egyptian mobile network operator Vodafone Egypt. According to a press release issued by the vendor, Ericsson will deploy its latest RBS 6000 technology across Vodafone Egypt’s network, offering an energy-efficient, compact site solution that supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a single package. It is claimed that, as a multi-standard base station, the RBS 6000 will allow Vodafone Egypt a smooth transition to new technologies in the future, while also minimising operational expenses and reducing the company’s environmental impact. Further, the deployment of the new technology will reportedly allow for the development of mobile broadband services, mobile TV and web applications. Commenting on the development, Tony Dolton, Vodafone Egypt’s chief technical officer, said: ‘Vodafone in Egypt is witnessing a major upsurge in both voice and data services, and to ensure we provide the best experience to our customers we need to keep investing in the latest technology innovations with our partner, Ericsson. We are delighted that signing this agreement demonstrates our commitment to giving our customers the best possible experience.’ No financial details of the detail were disclosed.

Egypt, Ericsson, Vodafone Egypt