Nokia selected by Ooredoo Group to deploy 5G-ready network in Algeria and Tunisia | IoT Now News and Reports

Doha, Qatar – nokia has announced that it has been selected by Ooredoo Group to upgrade its existing radio access networks (RANs), as well as to implement new sites in Algeria and Tunisia. This will improve network performance and help Ooredoo Group prepare for the launch of 5G services in the future. In addition, Nokia will modernize Ooredoo’s IP network and modernize and expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Tunisia.

Nokia will deploy its latest energy-efficient AirScale portfolio that includes base stations supporting multiple generations of radio technology from 2G, 3G and 4G to 5G; massive MIMO adaptive antennas for urban and wide-area coverage; dual-band remote radio heads (RRHs); as well as the AirScale Indoor Radio (ASiR) small cell solution for indoor coverage. These solutions will deliver an enhanced mobile user experience with high bandwidth, ultra-fast speeds, and low latency.

Under the agreement, Nokia will replace the existing radio network for Ooredoo Tunisia and expand the network with the addition of new radio sites. Nokia will increase its stake in the Ooredoo Algeria network to almost 50% and in the Ooredoo Tunisia network to around 40%.

Nokia will also provide its AirFrame solution and CloudBand Application Manager (CBAM) for network upgrade and deployment in Algeria and Tunisia. In addition, in Tunisia, Nokia will deploy its 7750 service router for Ooredoo’s IP network modernization and its GPON fiber broadband solution to upgrade the existing FTTH network, increasing its share in these domains to 100% in the Ooredoo network. Ooredoo Tunisia.

Ahmad Al Neama, Regional Group CEO at Ooredoo Group, says: “Nokia has been our technology partner for many years and has been part of the evolution of our network. Under this renewed partnership, we are taking our network to a new level of transformation to further improve our network performance and the service experience for our customers. This will further empower our customers in Algeria and Tunisia for knowledge, business, entertainment and make them competitive for a whole new lifestyle in the digital age.”

Amr K. El Leithy, SVP, Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia, says: “Our vision is to create technology that helps the world act together. To realize this vision, we deliver secure, reliable, and sustainable networks today, and we work with valued operators like Ooredoo Group to create the digital applications and services of tomorrow. We are proud to be part of these large-scale network modernization and expansion projects with Ooredoo in Algeria and Tunisia to unlock rich digital experiences and new value creation opportunities.”

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