Etisalat Egypt and Ericsson will “transform the telecom operator’s radio network to enable a full range of converged information and telecom services” in a new agreement.
The partnership will not only hope to bring improved quality and speed of services to Etisalat’s subscribers in the North African country, but will also enable it to prepare its network for LTE (long-term evolution).
Saeed ElHamly, Chief Executive of Etisalat Egypt, said: “Demand for voice and data services is constantly increasing. This is why we are always striving to cater to our subscribers’ needs by continuously upgrading our network and adopting the latest technology.”
Ericsson says it will provide the Egyptian Telecommunications company with its latest RBS 6000 radio base station technology which will enable energy-efficient and cost-effective operations while allowing the operator to meet the demands of its growing subscriber base with better and faster mobile Internet connectivity and quality mobile coverage throughout the country.
Haitham AbdulRazzak, Chief Technical Officer at Etisalat Egypt, said: “Etisalat Misr keep its commitment in maintaining technology and broadband leadership and will continue investing in solutions and products that will enhance service experience for consumers and enterprises.”
According to both parties, the deployment of the latest Ericsson technology will also allow for the development of new, high-speed mobile broadband services and web applications for Etisalat Egypt’s subscribers.
Işıl Yalcin, President of Ericsson, North East Africa Unit, Ericsson Region Middle East, said: “We are proud to build on our longstanding relationship with Etisalat Egypt by taking on this project. We understand that Etisalat Egypt is always looking to provide its subscribers with the latest services and highest levels of quality networks – and we are committed to supporting them with our solutions, technologies and expertise to achieve this.
“It will also allow us, at Ericsson, to continue to progress in our quest to enable a truly networked society in Egypt and the region where everything that can benefit from connectivity will be connected.”