Sweden’s Ericsson is planning to install its new Mega Network into Saudi Arabia already established mobile telephone system, reported Al-Watan. Ericsson’s new technology will enable the local network to meet the growing demand for mobile telephones in the Kingdom. The number of mobile telephones already in use in Saudi Arabia is estimated at 5.5 million and is expected to reach 9.5 million by the end of 2005.
Ericsson won on a deal worth $26 million to expand the mobile telephone network in Bahrain in October 2001. The contract stipulates the expansion of Bahrain’s telecom company Batelco’s GSM to accommodate 80,000 additional users, bringing the total number of users to 400,000. — (menareport.com)
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