More Africa NewsAlgeria, Tunisia: Ooredoo Group entrusted Ericsson with the modernization of its network towards 5G

January 13, 2021by myles0

The Covid-19 has increased the social and economic interest of the Internet around the world. Anticipating the continued growth in consumer demand for connectivity, Ooredoo Group is also preparing the telecoms networks in its African markets to respond effectively.

Ooredoo Algeria and Ooredoo Tunisia will see their telecoms network evolve towards 5G by 2026. Like the other eight telecom subsidiaries of the Qatari telecom group Ooredoo, they are an integral part of the five-year contract that he signed on Monday January 4 with Ericsson to improve the digital experience of its customers in all of its markets with super broadband.

Through this turnkey project, Ericsson will provide Ooredoo Group with a comprehensive portfolio of telecommunications services that includes hardware and software extensions of the core network, radio network and transmission network, as well as enhanced mobile multimedia functionality for news. service offerings.

Across the world, the coronavirus has profoundly changed Internet consumption habits, as several studies attest, in particular the July 2020 report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) entitled “Economic impact of covid-19 on digital infrastructure ”. The restriction of movement and contact imposed by the disease has increased the social and economic interest of the Internet. Data traffic has increased and will continue to grow.

By developing the networks in its various markets, Ooredoo Group therefore anticipates continued growth in demand for connectivity. The company prepares them for an efficiency that will also guarantee new income. For Ooredoo subscribers, this is the guarantee of quality access to various digital services, including teleworking, e-learning, e-health, etc.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, deputy managing director of Ooredoo Group, explains that the agreement with Ericsson will allow the company “to provide the latest digital solutions enabling communities to enjoy the best of the Internet, including by connecting more remote areas, supporting startups digitally and providing immersive experiences for sports fans at upcoming mega sports events ”.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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