At Mobile World Congress, Go-Live with P.I. Works Sees Intelligent Automation Enhance 5G Experiences for Hundreds of Millions of Customers in MENA and SE Asia
Ooredoo Group, one of the region’s leading ICT providers, announced today at Mobile World Congress that it is accelerating its 5G network transformation across the Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia with Artificial Intelligence solutions from P.I. Works.
Following the successful deployment of P.I. Works’ Centralised Self-Organising Network (C-SON) solutions in Indonesia and Myanmar, which delivered strong results in optimising network efficiency and costs in a short amount of time, Ooredoo Group has rolled out the technology across all operations.
With the roll-out, hundreds of millions of Ooredoo customers in the company’s operations in Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia are now experiencing significantly enhanced network coverage and connectivity, more advanced mobile apps, enhanced capacity during mega-events, and the enablement of 5G-based Internet of Things innovations.
In Qatar specifically, Ooredoo Group worked with P.I. Works to automate its live 5G network, a development that will help 4G and 5G technologies work together in harmony. This ensures that Ooredoo can deploy 5G throughout the country to facilitate new experiences.
Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said: “Thanks to our partnership with artificial intelligence leader, P.I. Works, our customers around the world will enjoy superior digital experiences. It is especially exciting that this network transformation accelerates 5G roll-out across our operations, spurring our operating companies’ digital transformation, supporting our vision of enriching people’s digital lives and enabling our customers to more fully enjoy the Internet.”
Ooredoo Group and P.I. Works originally started implementing the real-time, Artificial Intelligence-powered network management solutions for Ooredoo Group’s operations in Myanmar and Indonesia in 2018. After seeing the benefits in Asia, the companies decided to expand the upgrade to the rest of Ooredoo’s operations.
Başar Akpınar, CEO & Co-Founder of P.I. Works, said: “Ooredoo Group and P.I. Works achieved a world first by using artificial intelligence and automation to unleash the full potential of Ooredoo’s entire network, including 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. Our extensive deployment is helping Ooredoo to manage its growing mobile traffic, reduce network complexity and transform customer experiences.”
P.I. Works’ uSON platform includes standard and advanced closed-loop C-SON functions for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G mobile networks. P.I. Works also provides its HetNet aware optimisation capabilities, which can help Ooredoo Group operating companies to plan and manage the sites needed for small and macro cell deployments to further enhance network coverage.
Visit the Ooredoo pavilion in Hall 2H60 at MWC19 at Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet, Barcelona from 25-28 February 2019.
For more details about the service, please visit the Ooredoo website at www.ooredoo.com.
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo generated revenues of USD 8.2 billion as of 31 December 2018. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
About P.I. Works
P.I. Works is the leading provider of AI-driven mobile network planning, management and optimization solutions. P.I. Works combines field-proven expertise with its award-winning product portfolio and services. These solutions empower Mobile Operators to accelerate network transformation, improve network quality and reduce network management costs on the way to 5G. P.I. Works has deployed its solutions at 47 mobile network operators in 35 countries. P.I. Works also plays an important role in the development of key standards that define the future of mobile networks. We actively contribute to the ETSI, GTI, 3GPP standardization forum and open source initiatives.