Ericsson to upgrade Etisalat Egypt’s radio network
RBS 6000 kit to lay foundation for future LTE migration
Ericsson today announced a new agreement with Etisalat Egypt to transform the telecom operator's radio network to enable a range of converged information and telecom services.
As part of the deployment, Ericsson will provide Etisalat Egypt with its latest RBS 6000 radio base-station technology. The base stations are designed for energy efficiency in high-volume subscriber ecosystems and are intended to enable Etisalat Egypt to prepare the network for LTE (4G) upscaling.
"Demand for voice and data services is constantly increasing," said Saeed ElHamly, CEO, Etisalat Egypt.
"This is why we are always striving to cater to our subscribers' needs by continuously upgrading our network and adopting the latest technology."
"Etisalat Misr keeps its commitment in maintaining technology and broadband leadership and will continue investing in solutions and products that will enhance service experience for consumers and enterprises," said Haitham AbdulRazzak, CTO, Etisalat Egypt.
According to Ericsson, the RBS 6000 will also allow for the development of new, high-speed mobile broadband services and Web applications.
"We are proud to build on our longstanding relationship with Etisalat Egypt by taking on this project," said Işıl Yalcin, president, Ericsson, North East Africa Unit, Ericsson Region Middle East.
"We understand that Etisalat Egypt is always looking to provide its subscribers with the latest services and highest levels of quality networks and we are committed to supporting them with our solutions, technologies and expertise to achieve this. It will also allow us, at Ericsson, to continue to progress in our quest to enable a truly networked society in Egypt and the region where everything that can benefit from connectivity will be connected."