Egypt: Vodafone selects Ericsson to bring the latest technology to its Radio Network

Vodafone Egypt partners with Ericsson in Egypt to provide Egyptian users with high-speed mobile broadband services.

Egyptian users will enjoy connectivity on the move with services such as mobile TV and web.

With Ericsson RBS 6000, Vodafone network will be ready for the future technology and will witness a performance leap.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), will enable Vodafone Egypt to continue to provide a quality network to subscribers with a new agreement in which Ericsson will transform Vodafone Egypt’s radio network.

With this new agreement, Ericsson will deploy its latest RBS 6000 technology in the Vodafone Egypt network which will allow the operator to meet the demands of its growing subscriber base and continue to provide them with quality mobile coverage throughout the country. The RBS 6000 is a no-compromise, energy efficient compact site solution that supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE in a single package.

“Working with a partner like Ericsson on such an important project will enable us to meet our customer’s expectations knowing that we can offer all our customers the services, speeds and experience they expect, now and in the future.” said Hatem Doweidar, Vodafone Egypt CEO.

As a multi-standard base station, the RBS 6000 will not only ensure a smooth transition to new technologies for Vodafone in the future, but will also minimize operational expenses and reduce environmental impact. The cutting edge Ericsson technology’s deployment is cost-effective and allows for the development of new, high-speed mobile broadband services, mobile TV and web applications.

“Vodafone in Egypt is witnessing a major upsurge in both voice and data services” said Tony Dolton, CTO Vodafone Egypt “and to ensure we provide the best experience to our customers we need to keep investing in the latest technology innovation with our Partner, Ericsson. We are delighted that signing this agreement demonstrated our commitment to giving our customers the best possible experience”.

“Our relationship with Vodafone goes back many years. We are delighted to be continuing our successful relationship to help them deliver on their commitment to provide the Egyptian user with high quality mobile internet experience and provide them with tailored and adaptable solutions that will meet the demands of their increasing subscriber base,” said Anders Lindblad, President, Ericsson Region Middle East.

The new agreement between Ericsson and Vodafone Egypt will allow Vodafone’s subscribers continue to take advantage of the latest telecommunication technologies and experience enhanced communication services. The company and Ericsson have a long term relationship, which is built on their commitment to evolving the telecommunication experience for customers in Egypt as Ericsson continues to make progress in its quest to achieve a truly networked society in the region.

Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company had revenues of SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35,0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

Source: Zawya.Com – Press Release – 26 July 2012