• Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar complete a nationwide network modernization
• Ericsson Spectrum Sharing deployed for smoother and faster 5G coverage nationwide
• Modernized network will help Ooredoo manage data traffic growth and simplify network operations
March 05, 2020: Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Ooredoo Qatar have accomplished a major milestone in a network modernization project by completing the upgrade of more than 2,400 sites across Qatar, enhancing the capabilities of Ooredoo's network.
As part of this network modernization, Ooredoo has deployed Ericsson Spectrum Sharing sites on its commercial network in Doha to facilitate an efficient, flexible and smooth evolution towards nationwide 5G coverage. A part of Ericsson’s 5G Platform, Ericsson Spectrum Sharing enables Ooredoo to run 4G and 5G traffic simultaneously on the same frequency band and radio hardware.
Equipped with the latest products and solutions from Ericsson, Ooredoo’s 5G network promises to help accelerate the digitization of industries, opening new opportunities and enabling Ooredoo to launch the most advanced technologies while improving user experience with higher speeds and high-capacity services.
Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar says: 'This project has set new industry standards for speed, quality, efficiency and smoothness for our network modernization in Qatar. The extraordinary teamwork between Ericsson and Ooredoo was key to the project’s success and we are excited to offer our users the best possible network in the most efficient way.”
Isil Yalcin, Vice President, Ericsson Middle East and Africa says: “Our strengthened partnership with Ooredoo Qatar ensures that their nationwide network is equipped with the best radio access solutions available in this market. With a modernized network, Ooredoo can deliver the best possible network performance and optimal consumer experiences.”