Egypt Ministry to deploy Ericsson solution

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Egypt Ministry to deploy Ericsson solution The technologies supplied by Ericsson in Egypt will include the MINI-LINK Microwave System, Network Management Solution, and Internet Protocol (IP) System, renovation of existing towers and construction of new towers.
By  Maria Rodrigo Published  July 22, 2014

Egypt's Ministry of Electricity has selected Ericsson to provide end-to-end telecom solutions and services for 180 electricity sites in Upper and Middle Egypt on a turnkey basis. Egypt's Ministry of Electricity will deploy technologically advanced electricity sites in partnership with Ericsson and the Egyptian Maintenance Company.

The technologies supplied by Ericsson will include the MINI-LINK Microwave System, Network Management Solution, and Internet Protocol (IP) System, renovation of existing towers and construction of new towers, amongst others. Ericsson will also provide a full set of services, inclusive of site survey and preparation, installation and commissioning, spare parts management, reporting and documentation.

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and power in Egypt said: "Ericsson has a well-established reputation in Egypt, making them the ideal partner to renovate the country's telecom infrastructure into a more energy-efficient system offering Egyptian citizens more stable electricity services in Upper and Middle Egypt."

Mohamed Abdel Hafez, CEO at Egyptian Maintenance Company said: "Electricity is a vital human need like water and air and Egyptians are facing challenges nowadays with electricity services across the country. We are honoured to partner with Ericsson and looking forward to implement this project successfully with the ambition of supporting the country."

Isil Yalcin, president of Ericsson North East Africa Unit said: "This partnership with Egypt Ministry of Electricity demonstrates Ericsson commitment and ability to deliver infrastructure and management solutions to vertical industries. We believe in a Networked Society, where every person and every industry is empowered to reach its full potential. We are proud today to offer our wide telecom expertise to serve industries that go beyond our traditional business serving operators. This agreement will empower the Energy industry with advanced technologies enabling the transformation towards a truly Networked Society."

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