Ooredoo Group inks five-year 5G strategic agreement with Ericsson

5 Jan 2021

Qatar’s Ooredoo Group has signed a global frame agreement for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. In a press release announcing the development it was confirmed that the agreement covers all ten of Ooredoo Group’s operating companies, those being in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, the Palestinian Territory, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.

With the deal including the provision of Ericsson Radio System, including MINI-LINK 6000 products that are capable of 10Gbps, Ericsson Cloud Core, Cloud Infrastructure and Ericsson Cloud Communication solutions, the vendor claimed it will ‘enable end-to-end 5G support to digitally transform and modernise Ooredoo’s existing mobile networks across its operating companies’. Further, it has been suggested that the solutions will also significantly shorten time-to-market for new services and improve network performance to meet the growing expectations of consumers and enterprises.

Commenting, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Group, said: ‘The agreement represents another step in the longstanding and successful partnership between Ericsson and Ooredoo, which enables our company to continue network expansion, enhancement and digital transformation. Ericsson is bringing state-of-the-art global technologies to the countries we operate in, which enables us to provide the latest digital solutions for communities to enjoy the best of the internet, including connecting the most remote areas, supporting start-ups digitally and providing immersive experiences for sports fans at upcoming mega-sporting events.’