Nokia has been selected by Ooredoo Group, a Qatari multinational telecommunications company, to bring multiple technologies and services, including 5G, to customers in the Middle East, North Africa and South-east Asia.
Under a multi-country, five-year deal, Nokia will deploy equipment from its latest AirScale RAN portfolio on sites across North Africa and South-east Asia.
Nokia’s AirScale radio platform features the flexibility and capability required for delivering 5G services to consumers and enterprises across different spectrum bands. The deal also includes digital deployment services supporting a faster time to market, as well as technical support services.
Pekka Lundmark, President & Chief Executive Officer at Nokia, said: “This new five-year deal will accelerate the benefits of Nokia’s technology – including 5G – for consumers in the Middle East, North Africa and South-east Asia, and will enable businesses to digitalise and innovate with new services.
“The move to 5G will drive radical transformation across industries, communities and public services and we are proud to continue supporting Ooredoo Group on this journey.”
Nokia will also provide its cloud-native Core software to give Ooredoo zero-touch automation capabilities that will drive greater scale and reliability, while their optical solutions will ensure expansion and applications flow for Ooredoo’s state-of-the-art optical network without constraint.
Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director, Ooredoo Group, added: “This renewed contract is testimony to our growing partnership with Nokia to modernise and expand our network by rolling out world-class 4G and 5G services across North Africa and Southeast Asia.
“Thanks to Nokia’s advanced technology, our customers will be able to experience faster speeds and enhanced response times as well as more bandwidth.”