Ooredoo, Ericsson sign 5G pact

26 Nov 2015

Sweden’s Ericsson and Qatar-based Ooredoo Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 5G development ‘with the ambition of developing use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios for 5G technologies’, a press release announced, adding that Ooredoo and Ericsson will evaluate both the performance and applicability of potential key 5G components in a controlled test environment. Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO at Ooredoo, said: ‘Ooredoo is striving to support our customers’ activities in an increasingly digital, connected world and we are determined to be at the cutting-edge of network technologies. We’re pleased to partner on developing next generation technologies with Ericsson, a trusted partner and a major supplier for Radio Access, Core, Transmission, OSS and BSS. We look forward to working towards developing 5G technologies together.’ Jan Wareby of Ericsson added: ‘We are looking forward to our joint exploration of the possibilities and opportunities that 5G technologies will enable. We believe that next generation networks will have a profound impact in the future by enabling anything and everything to connect, bringing value across a number of verticals in the Networked Society.’

Qatar, Ericsson, Ooredoo Group