Mobily picks Ericsson smart services router
Riyadh, May 15, 2013
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), the leading telecom services provider in Saudi Arabia, has selected Ericsson to provide Evolved Packet Core networks in the western region of the kingdom.
As a result of the new solution, Mobily subscribers will have the ability to access and consume four times more data than what the network was previously capable of.
Nasser Al Nasser, chief operation officer, Mobily said: “In order to provide our customers with an unparalleled mobile-broadband experience, we constantly look for ways to efficiently maintain and increase network availability and enhanced quality of service to support LTE.”
“Selecting Ericsson as our partner to upgrade the Packet Core network enables us to provide ultra-fast data speeds for end-users in the western region of the kingdom. This partnership not only increases the data capability of on our networks four-fold, it also supports our long-term vision of maintaining a highly reliable, efficient and robust network.”
As part of the agreement, Ericsson will upgrade the EPC network with the Evolved Packet Gateway based on the SSR 8000 family to support LTE and prepare the network for voice over LTE. The enhanced capacity of the network will allow Mobily customers to use and consume bandwidth-hungry applications and services while maintaining high quality of experience for all users.
Ali Eid, president of Ericsson, Saudi Arabia said: “As users rapidly adopt new technologies, it is vital for operators to keep their networks up-to-date with dynamic solutions that are capable of efficiently handling increasing bandwidth demands. Ericsson’s core network solution will equip Mobily with the latest technology to increase data bandwidth, provide an unprecedented customer experience and increase revenues.”
Better access to 4G/LTE, designed to transfer large amounts of data efficiently, is considered the most advanced ICT technology today, and will allow Mobily to meet growing consumer demands for innovative, complex mobile broadband services.
As part of the agreement, Ericsson is also providing systems integration, design and managed services, extending the scope of the existing managed services partnership with Mobily that was started in 2005. – TradeArabia News Service