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Ericsson announces new deals in the Middle East

In Saudi Arabia, Ericsson carried out a proof of concept which will allow local telco stc to accelerate the introduction of the 2.3 GHz 5G band Ericsson and Saudi Arabian operator stc have successfully completed a TDD-TDD 5G Carrier Aggregation proof-of-concept (PoC) to support stc’s...

Ooredoo and ZTE extend partnership in major equipment deal

ZTE will now supply Ooredoo with Radio, Cloud Core, Transport and 4G/5G CPE/Terminals Qatar’s Ooredoo Group and Chinese equipment vendor ZTE have announced an extension to their existing partnership. ZTE will now supply the telco with radio, cloud core, transport and 4G/5G CPE/terminals, as...

Ericsson signs multi-country 5G deal with Ooredoo Group

Middle East telecom group Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a global framework agreement for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The agreement includes Ooredoo Group’s operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria,...

Huawei to boost Ooredoo’s 5G operations in four markets

  Middle East telco Ooredoo Group announced it has selected Huawei to make its network fully 5G-enabled in Oman, Indonesia, Tunisia and Maldives over the next five years, the telco said in a release. Under the terms of the deal, Huawei will deploy its 5G SingleRAN...

Ericsson launches its dynamic spectrum sharing technology

  Ericsson announced that its Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) solution is commercially available, stating that the new technology is already live in a number of 5G networks around the world. Ericsson said that its spectrum sharing solution allows both 4G and 5G technologies to be deployed in...

Former Sprint COO joins Ooredoo as operator taps Ericsson for 5G build

Guenther Ottendorfer joining Ooredoo as CTIO BARCELONA--Ooredoo Qatar this week during Mobile World Congress Barcelona detailed its 5G strategy and announced it will work with network infrastructure vendor Ericsson to deploy some 1,200 next-generation radio sites. Ooredoo is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, and operates in the...

Ericsson secures two 5G contracts with Middle East operators

During Mobile World Congress 2019, the Swedish vendor signed 5G deals with Ooredoo Qatar and Saudi Telecom Company BARCELONA-Swedish vendor Ericsson said Middle East carriers Ooredoo and Saudi Telecom Company will use its 5G solutions for network projects in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Under the deal...

Qatar awards 5G frequencies under new unified telecom licenses

  Both Vodafone and Ooredoo obtained frequencies in the 3.5-3.8 GHz band to support 5G services Qatar has approved amendments to network rollout and coverage obligations in the licenses of Ooredoo and Vodafone Qatar. The amendments adopt unified obligations for both carriers in regard to 2G, 3G...

Ooredoo demonstrates self-driving 5G connected aerial taxi in Qatar

  The Middle Eastern carrier showcased a number of 5G use cases in Qatar's capital Doha Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo has showcased a self-driving 5G connected aerial taxi in Doha, as part of a demonstration of 5G use cases in different locations across Qatar’s capital. The telco...

Several 5G firsts supported by 3.5 GHz band

Telstra, Elisa, Ooredoo among operators using 3.5 GHz for 5G While in the U.S. the 3.5 GHz band is set aside for shared usage, in many other countries the prime mid-band spectrum is being allocated for use as service providers deploy 5G services. In Australia,...

Ooredoo launches 5G home broadband devices in Qatar

Ooredoo said it aims to upgrade 100 base stations to 5G within the next three months Qatar-based telecommunications group Ooredoo has announced the launch of what it claims to be the world’s first live 5G home broadband devices. The devices, which are currently being tested on...

ZTE signs deal with Ooredoo to pave the way for 5G in the Middle East

Under the agreement, ZTE will provide technical support, applications and terminals Chinese vendor ZTE has signed a strategic agreement with Middle East telecommunications group Ooredoo to foster cooperation in the 5G field. The agreement, which was signed during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, stipulates that...

Germany, Qatar pave the way for 5G spectrum allocation

The German regulator confirmed plans to awards 5G spectrum in the 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands Germany's telecommunications services regulator released a draft decision laying out its proposals for the allocation of 5G spectrum for local mobile telephony operators. The regulator said it is planning...

Ooredoo breaks 1 Gbps barrier on commercial network

Speeds up to 1.2 Gbps available to Ooredoo customers with compatible smartphones Carriers around the world are pushing the 1 Gbps data throughput barrier with increasingly advanced LTE network deployments, which also serve to lay the groundwork for quick commercialization of 5G. In the latest,...

Middle East telcos to be early 5G adopters, GSMA study says

Forecast predicts 50 million 5G connections in the region by 2025 Middle East mobile telephony operators will be early adopters of 5G technology, according to a recent study by the GSMA. The study projects there will be more than 50 million 5G connections across the Middle...

Ooredoo launches 10 Gbps FTTH service in Qatar

Ooredoo said the service will initially be available for select customers in capital city of Doha. Middle East mobile operator Ooredoo launched fiber-to-the-home service in Qatar with support for speeds up to 10 gigabits per second. The service is initially available in...

Huawei Marine to deploy new submarine cable system in Greenland

In addition to submarine cable system, Huawei will upgrade capacity for the Greenland Connect system. Huawei Marine announced plans to partner with Tele Greenland for the deployment of a 100G network along Greenland's west coast, as well as a capacity upgrade of...

Nokia reaches 110 global deals for 4.5G network deployments

Nokia said it plans to launch so-called 4.9G technology in late 2017. Nokia said it has signed contracts for the rollout of "4.5G" networks with 110 service providers, according to international press reports. "If you want to create a fully autonomous environment then...

As networks go virtual, NFV assurance enables real-time optimization

NFV architectures require an evolution in automated network maintenance; discover best practices on NFV assurance from Huawei One of the dominant trends in the current service provider landscape is the shift to customer-centric service delivery where subscribers can easily select, pay for and activate applications...

SmarTone launches VoWi-Fi service in Hong Kong

VoWi-Fi rollout supported by Ericsson equipment Hong Kong’s SmarTone has launched voice over Wi-Fi services supporting multiple devices using equipment provided by Swedish vendor Ericsson. SmarTone’s new Wi-Fi calling service allows subscribers to pair up to five personal devices that lack SIM cards to enable operator voice...

XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo form joint venture in Indonesia

The new firm will provide consultancy services for future collaboration between the two telcos Indonesian telecom operator XL Axiata announced it will enter a joint venture with compatriot operator Indosat Ooredoo to provide consultancy services in future network collaboration between the two firms. The JV...

Ooredoo reports revenues down, but net profits way up

Qatar-based Ooredoo reached 118 million global subscribers Qatar-based telecom group Ooredoo posted QAR 7.88 billion ($2.16 billion) in revenues during the first quarter of 2016, down 2% from QAR 8.04 billion in the same quarter a year ago. The group’s net profits for the period totaled...

AIS launches VoLTE services nationwide in Thailand

Thai operator plans to launch VoLTE-enabled phones with Huawei Thai mobile operator Advanced Info Service launched commercial voice-over-LTE services across all 77 provinces in the country, according to an announcement from the company. The operator said the VoLTE service offers customers with capable devices access to...

IBM signs deal with Indosat Ooredoo for cloud solutions

The five-year IBM partnership is valued at $200 million IBM and Indonesian telecommunications firm Indosat Ooredoo signed a five-year partnership under which they will develop and deliver solutions on the IBM Cloud. Under the terms of the agreement, IBM and Indosat Ooredoo will build an integrated...

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