Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar optimise mobile networks with Microsoft Cloud

Amber Hickman
By Amber Hickman on 23 January 2023
Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar optimise mobile networks with Microsoft Cloud
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IT and communications providers Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar have partnered to deploy cloud-native cognitive software – software that mimics the functioning of the human brain – on the Microsoft cloud. 

The deployment of Ericsson Cognitive Software hopes to optimise 5G user experiences in Qatar and allow Ooredoo to offer customers enhanced mobile broadband with high network speeds, low latency and larger data capacity. 

“By harnessing the power of Microsoft cloud, telecom operators can transition to a more flexible and scalable model, drive down infrastructure cost, use artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate operations and create service differentiation,” said Masroor Hamid, telecom sector lead at Microsoft Qatar. “Through our hyperscale datacentre in Qatar, Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson are enabling organisations across industries to rapidly innovate with new 5G services.”  

The solution from Ericsson uses digital twin technology and AI techniques such as deep reinforcement learning to analyse the radio access network, provide mobile network optimisation recommendations and resolve network performance issues. 

“Since we began operations in Qatar, we have been committed to enhancing the nation’s cellular infrastructure and fostering an environment that drives innovation and technological adoption to support Qatar’s national agenda,” said Kevin Murphy, vice president and head of Ericsson Levant Countries and Global Customer Unit Ooredoo Group.  

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