Mobinil Secures Egypt’s Mobile Future with New Core Network

Published September 9th, 2007 - 01:37 GMT

The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil), Egypt's leading mobile service operator, and Huawei Technologies, a global leader in providing next-generation telecommunications networks, are celebrating the benefits of their successful long-term collaboration in core network services in Egypt.

Founded in 1998 as the first GSM operator in Egypt, Mobinil has captured the number one position in the Egyptian market with an extensive range of mobile services and a network stretched to cover all areas of the country. Mobinil has been focused on constructing the perfect business model that will enable them to sustain their market leadership.

As part of its plans to expand and upgrade its existing network to meet future demand, Mobinil has decided to adopt Softswitch architecture in constructing mobile core network due to its cutting edge technology, profitable returns and investment protection.   As the first equipment supplier to introduce Softswitch technology into 2G/3G mobile core network commercial construction, Huawei has been selected for the provision of the Mobinil core network. 

“The modernization of our network is part of our relentless efforts to improve customer satisfaction and enhance the competitiveness of network performance.     Huawei is meeting our sophisticated requirements and its advanced solutions provide a perfect integration of advanced technology and market demands”, commented Alex Shalaby, president and CEO of Mobinil.

Mobinil has been joining efforts with Huawei since 2005, when they started to work on
Softswitch tests in Egypt and finished the first call on this trial mobile network during this period. Mobinil signed a commercial contract with Huawei in 2006 to expand the network capacity to include an additional five million customers.

 “Offering the richest experience and highest service standards to our customers in Egypt is our mission, and Huawei is a reliable and partner, whose expertise will help us to achieve this optimum mission,” said Hervé Suquet, chief operation officer of Mobinil.

According to the latest study from In-Stat, the leading research firm, Huawei is the market leader in Mobile Softswitch.  Huawei Softswitch technology is currently serving more than 285 million subscribers of more than 100 operators and was the first vendor to deploy R4 based Mobile Softswitch (Etisalat, UAE, 2003).

About Mobinil
Since its inception in May 1998, Mobinil has strived to maintain its position as the leading Mobile service operator in Egypt. Honoring the trust of 11 million customers, Mobinil is committed to being the leading Mobile service provider in Egypt, providing the best quality service for our customers, the best working environment for our employees, top value for our shareholders, and proudly contributing to the development of the community.
Its shareholders, Orange and Orascom Telecom Holding are international leaders in the realm of telecommunications. Mobinil has benefited from years of experience in an international context to become the largest wireless service provider in the Middle East.
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About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide. For more information, please visit


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