Ericsson supporting telecoms duct development in Qatar

8 Sep 2015

Sweden’s Ericsson has been selected by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) to provide solutions and services to support the implementation and management of new telecommunication duct infrastructure in the Middle Eastern state, CommsMEA reports. Patrik Melander, vice president and head of Ericsson’s GCC & Pakistan division, said: ‘Through this partnership, we are spurring an increasingly Networked Society in Qatar as we expand our services to support the needs of Industry and Society customers. This deal marks a key milestone in our partnership with CRA Qatar.’ The company added: ‘By using Ericsson Network Engineer, the regulator has a GIS-based mapping tool that supports keeping records of the new telecommunication duct infrastructure which will be established as a result between the cooperation between the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), the CRA and the Public Works Authority.’