Mobily and Nokia Networks extend managed services contract

05 November 2014 |


Capacity Europe day 3 – Saudi Arabia’s Mobily has again selected Nokia Networks for the management of its network operations in a five-year deal.

The Finnish vendor will also expand Mobily’s 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks and become the main supplier for the operator.

“Our top priority is ensuring the best possible customer experience even when our network becomes more and more complex due to multiplicity of network layers, especially when providing data services,” said Khaled Alkaf, CEO at Mobily.

“To achieve this, Nokia networks became the natural choice for outsourcing network operations, and we renewed the contract for five more years.”

The deal also includes Nokia’s radio technology which will help Mobily to expand network capacity and deliver improved voice and data services to its customers.

“Nokia Networks’ proven products and services have helped us boost our network and service performance at an optimal cost of ownership and reduced carbon footprint in the past,” Alkaf added.

The network expansion contract includes Nokia’s single RAN advanced platform, featuring its Flexi Multiradio base station, as well as its NetAct network management system for monitoring, managing and optimisation of Mobily’s networks.

“Our global best practices in managed services will help Mobily completely focus on its core business without bothering anything about running its multi-technology, multi-vendor networks,” said Igor Leprince, EVP of global services at Nokia Networks.

“With our advanced technologies and service excellence, Mobily will be able to achieve world-class network quality and operational efficiency, and consolidate its strong position in a highly competitive market.”

In July this year, Mobily signed a 4G roaming deal with Batelco in Bahrain.