Ooredoo Group, an international telecommunications company headquartered in Qatar, and Ericsson have announced the signing of a five-year strategic 5G agreement.
The global frame agreement is for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The agreement covers all ten of the Ooredoo Group operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.
The agreement covers Ericsson Radio System, including MINI-LINK 6000 products that are capable of 10Gbps, Ericsson Cloud Core, Cloud Infrastructure and Ericsson Cloud Communication solutions.
This, says Ericsson, will enable end-to-end 5G support to digitally transform and modernize Ooredoo’s existing mobile networks across its operating companies. It ads that these solutions will also significantly shorten time to market for new services and improve Ooredoo's network performance to meet the growing expectations of consumers and enterprises.
Ericsson Radio System is already deployed and live in several of Ooredoo’s operating companies. In Ooredoo Qatar’s network, Ericsson Radio System, using the 4G/5G Ericsson Spectrum Sharing solution, has facilitated fast nationwide 5G coverage.
Also, with Ooredoo Qatar’s network planning to host multiple global sporting events in the coming years, Ericsson is deploying its latest 5G midband massive MIMO radios to create what it calls a unique digital experience for millions of sports fans in stadiums, at home, or on-the-go.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide hardware and software expansion of the core network, radio network and transmission network, as well as enhanced mobile multimedia functionality for new service offerings.