Ericsson and Ooredoo Group working together for 5G development

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Published November 26th, 2015 - 05:43 GMT
During the signing
During the signing

Ericsson and Ooredoo Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 5G development with the ambition of developing use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios for 5G technologies.

The MoU was signed by Ahmed Yousef Al-Derbesti, COO of Ooredoo Group and Jan Wäreby, Senior Vice President Head of Sales of Ericsson, in the company of top senior executives from both companies at Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden.

In line with the collaboration, Ooredoo and Ericsson will evaluate both the performance and applicability of potential key 5G components in a controlled test environment. 

H.E. Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO, Ooredoo, says: “Ooredoo is striving to support our customers’ activities in an increasingly digital, connected world and we are determined to be at the cutting-edge of network technologies. We’re pleased to partner on developing next generation technologies with Ericsson, a trusted partner and a major supplier for Radio Access, Core, Transmission, OSS and BSS. We look forward to working towards developing 5G technologies together.”

Rafiah Ibrahim, President of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa, says: “At Ericsson, we are looking forward to our joint exploration of the possibilities and opportunities that 5G technologies will enable. We believe that next generation networks will have a profound impact in the future by enabling anything and everything to connect, bringing value across a number of verticals in the Networked Society. Our continued collaboration with the Ooredoo Group is an indication of our staunch commitment to continue working with them across the technology spectrum.”

5G is the next chapter of telecom networks designed to meet ever advancing and increasingly complex sets of performance requirements. It represents a new way of thinking in the approach to generational changes in mobile technology.  5G will encompass an evolution of today's LTE technology and the addition of new radio access technologies, often in higher frequencies.  5G will impact the entire mobile network and associated eco-system, from devices to radio access, IP core and into the cloud.

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Ericsson

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of the world’s mobile traffic carried through our networks. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. For more than 140 years, our ideas, technology and people have changed the world: real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society as a whole.

Ooredoo

We are on a mission to empower customers across our global footprint to access and enjoy the best of the Internet in a way that is personal and unique to them.

We continue to invest in our networks to ensure seamless connectivity that caters to our customers’ growing digital needs.

We are working as a real digital enabler across our markets and our aspiration is to help people simplify their lives and enjoy exciting and rewarding digital experiences.

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