Etisalat Egypt ties up with Ericsson for LTE network deployment

etisalat  Huey2006Etisalat Egypt has announced its has partnered with Ericsson to provide LTE/4G network in the North African country of Egypt

According to the agreement, Ericsson will provide its RBS 6000 radio base station technology for the deployment of the LTE network.

Ericsson said the RBS 6000, a multi-standard base station, would help minimise Etisalat Egypt’s operational expenses and reduce environmental impact, while giving allowance for high-speed mobile broadband services and web applications.

Etisalat Egypt CEO Saeed ElHamly 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.”

The partnership would allow the network provider transform its radio network to launch converged information and telecom services, which will allow for energy-efficient and cost-effective operations.

Etisalat Egypt said the deal would also help meet the demands of its growing subscriber base with better and faster mobile Internet connectivity and quality mobile coverage.

Haitham AbdulRazzak, CTO at Etisalat Egypt, added, “Etisalat will keep its commitment in maintaining technology and broadband leadership and will continue to invest in solutions and products that enhance service experience for consumers and enterprises.”

Ericsson north-east Africa unit president Işıl Yalcin remarked, “We are committed to supporting Etisalat with our solutions, technologies and expertise to achieve its goal of a successful deployment of LTE/4G network. It will also allow us, at Ericsson, to continue to progress in our quest to enable a truly networked society in Egypt.”

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