Etisalat Egypt Signs 4-Year Deal with Ericsson to Expand Core network and BSS

Etisalat Egypt Signs 4-Year Deal with Ericsson to Expand Core network and BSS Image Credit: Ericsson

Etisalat Misr,  Egypt's leading mobile telecom provider, has signed a four-year contract with Ericsson to modernize and expand its core network and BSS, which will help the operator capitalize on the growth in 4G and pave the way for 5G and IoT.

The partnership will play an important role in further developing the services offered by Etisalat Misr, one of Ericsson’s largest customers for business support systems.

According to Ericsson, the project will be a significant milestone for Etisalat Misr, allowing shorter time to market, commercial innovation, and improved user experience. It will also have a positive impact on the capital and operational expenditure.

The subscribers will be able to enjoy highly flexible and personalized offerings, including cross-bundling and add-on services. They will also have access to shared data plans and family offerings, which will provide them with a single bill and a consolidated spending view.

Furthermore, the 4G technology will enable efficient means of communication and opportunities for global collaboration and innovation. For example, the project will accelerate the introduction of IMS Voice over LTE, Voice over WiFi, Service Aware Policy Control and Unified Communications.

Hazem Metawally, CEO, Etisalat Misr
It will double the capacity of our business support systems, which will allow us to provide more innovation to our customers, resulting in more traffic passing through our network. Ericsson is our trusted partner and has provided valuable support since we launched our services.

Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa 
The current massive diversity of applications, services and bundles, that both consumers and business customers wish to use on their multiple devices, requires more flexible provisioning and real-time charging based on advanced systems and solutions, such as our state-of-the-art BSS.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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