Omantel selects Ericsson to build 4G network
Muscat, October 8, 2012
Omantel, an integrated telecom services provider in Oman, has selected Ericsson to build its 4G/LTE network and transform the company’s Radio Access Network (RAN).
Through the deployment of 4G/LTE, Omantel will provide its customers with an enhanced mobile-broadband experience offering higher data speeds and faster access to a wide range of new and innovative multimedia applications, as well as more responsive data services, a statement said.
Samy Ahmed Abdulqadir Al Ghassany, COO Omantel, said: “Ericsson’s track record in LTE makes the perfect foundation to support us in providing the service. We are positive that, through this collaboration, we will be able to provide our customers with the best end-user experience.”
The agreement marks the beginning of a new managed services partnership between the two companies, in which Ericsson provides Omantel its assurance of operational efficiency and improved network quality, the statement said.
Ray Hassan, president Ericsson Gulf countries, said: “Omantel will gain deployment flexibility and simplicity from LTE by providing best in class services to their valued customers. The continuous evolution of Omantel’s network performance demonstrates the strength of our ongoing partnership, and also demonstrates Ericsson’s commitment to deploying high-quality networks for customers using Ericsson’s LTE technology. We will continue to enhance the strategic partnership with
Omantel to build an advanced mobile broadband network in Oman.” - TradeArabia News Service