MWC 2023: Ooredoo chooses Nokia to prepare for launch of 5G services

MWC 2023: Ooredoo chooses Nokia to prepare for launch of 5G services

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The Qatari telco will upgrade its radio access network and deploy new sites in Algeria and Tunisia

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Qatari telco provider Ooredoo has selected Nokia to upgrade its existing radio access networks and deploy new sites in Algeria and Tunisia. The move – announced during the MWC 2023 event – will help Ooredoo improve network performance while preparing for the launch of 5G services in the future. 

Nokia will also modernise Ooredoo’s IP network and extend its home fibre network in Tunisia. These initiatives will enhance the mobile user experience via improved data speeds and capacity.

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

Nokia will deploy its latest, energy-efficient AirScale portfolio including base stations supporting multiple generations of radio technology from 2G to 5G, adaptive antennas for urban and wide-area coverage, and AirScale indoor Radiosmall cell solution for seamless indoor coverage. These solutions will deliver an enhanced mobile user experience with high bandwidth, ultra-fast speeds and low latency. 

“Our vision is to create technology that helps the world act together,” said Amr K. El Leithy, senior vice president of the Middle East and Africa market at Nokia. “To realise this vision, we deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with valued operators such as Ooredoo Group to create the digital services and applications of the future. We are proud to be part of these large-scale network modernisation and expansion projects with Ooredoo in Algeria and in Tunisia to unleash rich digital experiences and new value creation opportunities.”

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