Mobily, Nokia ink next-generation ICT infrastructure deal

4 Mar 2020

Saudi telecoms operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has inked a new agreement with Nokia, covering the provision of next-generation telecom technologies, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 strategic plan. Nokia will support Mobily’s infrastructure with a range of products and services from its 5G end-to-end portfolio, including radio access, IP routing, optical networking and software, as well as the Nokia service delivery platform, in order to build an ultra-high bandwidth and low-latency network. In addition, network capacity will be maximised using Massive MIMO antennas and an expansion of Mobily’s backhaul capabilities. Alaa Malki, CTO at Mobily, said: ‘Together with Nokia, we are working to achieve an advanced ICT infrastructure to boost the digital economy across the Kingdom, by taking the economy to the next level. The deployment is set to enable further innovation and digitalisation with new applications and services.’

Saudi Arabia, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat), Nokia Networks (formerly NSN)