Mobily selects Ericsson to expand its network in Saudi Arabia

1 Oct 2013

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia’s second largest cellco in terms of subscribers, and Swedish telecoms vendor Ericsson have entered into an agreement to introduce 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the 1800MHz frequency band in the western region of Saudi Arabia and to transform and expand the coverage and speed of Mobily’s 2G and 3G networks with the delivery of end-to-end network features (radio, core and service layer charging). Mobily’s COO Nasser Al Nasser commented:’ We are building a world class mobile network in Saudi Arabia with upgrade and enhancements to our 2G, 3G and 4G access which will offer our customers an enormous coverage and speed improvement. We have a long history of partnership with Ericsson and through our joint strategic collaboration we have been able to provide seamless network performance.’

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Mobily previously contracted Ericsson in May 2012 to supply an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution to support its 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks.

Saudi Arabia, Ericsson, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat)