Ooredoo and Nokia Networks sign agreement for broadband network

Ooredoo and Nokia Networks sign agreement for broadband network

Ooredoo Group and Nokia Networks have signed a five-year framework agreement to support Ooredoo’s long-term development strategy across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Under the agreement, Nokia will provide advanced mobile broadband technologies and professional services to help Ooredoo ensure superior 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE-A networks for its voice and data services.

"Working with Nokia, Ooredoo has designed and built a range of leading-edge networks that enable us to enrich our customers' lives. This renewed framework agreement is significant, as it covers the delivery of all the latest technologies and support services helping us further enhance our network capacity and coverage," said Ahmed Al Derbesti, chief operating officer of Ooredoo Group. 

Ooredoo is presently offering 3G in Algeria and Myanmar, 4G in Oman, Tunisia and the Maldives and  4G+ in Qatar and Kuwait. 

Nokia Networks EVP and chief business officer Ashish Chowdhary added: “Our hands-on innovation approach enables mobile broadband networks to deliver gigabytes of personalised data per user per day profitably and securely. With our latest innovations we will support Ooredoo to prepare for the huge data demand, and provide high-speed data services with improved network coverage, in addition to clearer voice call services to ensure the ultimate personal gigabyte experience." 

In August 2015, Ooredoo awarded Nokia Networks with a contract for the deployment of small cells in hotspots across Qatar.

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