Mobily Saudi Arabia, has picked Ericsson for an upgrading contract to improve its access network in the western region of the kingdom. The operator wants to deploy the modern features of the Ericsson Radio System. Mobily Selected Ericsson to Upgrade Access Network
Ericsson MINI-LINK and Ericsson Router 6000 series are included in the contract. The contract also comprises the Ericsson Baseband 52- and 66-series with the mobile backhaul equipment. These products will let mobily to increase its capacity and network coverage. It will also help operator to improve end-user experience with high-quality services. The less power consumption of Ericsson radio system products will also give it advantage.
Mobily Selected Ericsson to Upgrade Access Network
Ahmed Aboudoma, Mobily chief executive officer, Mobily, said:
This agreement with Ericsson is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and its objectives that fall within developing the Telecom and IT sector, in addition to preparing best-provided services to customers that comply with its new strategy ‘RISE.’ This includes a concept that raises the level of provided services to customers by using the latest telecom technologies.
The current Mobily network is competitive on the sector level, and the new collaboration will enable Mobily to increase its network performance, which benefits customers as they will enjoy unprecedented services. The agreement took more than six months to come to light, as we wanted to ensure that the plans complied with the rapid developments in the telecom technology. We also wanted to exploit future technologies with a highly efficient contractual framework.
Ericsson will present innovative technologies such as FDD/TDD convergence, 4×4 MIMO, multi-band carrier aggregation. It will enable greater spectrum flexibility and migration between GSM, WCDMA, and LTE by implementing the Ericsson Shared Carrier solution. These improvements will also help Mobily’s network for Internet of Things and 5G.
Rafiah Ibrahim, head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said:
Our relationship with Mobily goes back to 2005. We have helped build Mobily’s network across Saudi Arabia and will continue to provide leading solutions to address their needs, making the network ready for 5G and Internet of Things. The overall benefits of the modernized network will extend to offering enhanced experiences to Mobily’s subscribers.
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