Industry-leading Radio Technologies Incorporated into Digital Infrastructure
Ooredoo Group and Huawei, two of the world's leading digital enablers, have signed a five-year global frame agreement that will see Huawei supply its radio, core and transport products and solutions to the Group.
The agreement will enable Ooredoo to further enhance its customers’ digital experience around the world by leveraging Huawei’s Radio System, which will provide end-to-end network support. Key technologies in use include Huawei’s Blade AAU radio unit, Cloud Core solution, Transport system and Cloud Infrastructure solutions.
Ooredoo customers have already experienced enhancements enabled by partnering with Huawei; Ooredoo Qatar enlisted the technology giant to deploy its robust fibre broadband network and the advanced streaming platform needed to provide innovative 4K/8K HD video at recent major sporting events, delivering Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality services that led to immersive experiences for millions of sports fans.
Huawei’s Radio System also facilitated the spread of fast nationwide 5G coverage at Ooredoo Kuwait, with the operating company also working with Huawei to deployed advanced Massive MIMO radios enabling Ooredoo Kuwait to introduce its Supernet digital experience.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Group, says: "Here at Ooredoo we welcome this opportunity to cement our partnership with Huawei and continue to push forward the digital dreams of our customers worldwide. Much of what we do would not be possible without a high-quality infrastructure working at optimal capacity behind the scenes, and Huawei ingenuity helps to make this a reality every day."
Steven Yi, Member of Supervisory Board and President of Middle East and Africa, Huawei, said: "We are honoured to sign this strategic agreement with Ooredoo, the world's leading mobile operator. We will continue to provide state-of-the-art solutions and support Ooredoo as they build world-class networks and deliver best market performance."
Saif Wang, President of Key Account Ooredoo at Huawei, said: "Our partnership with Ooredoo aims to enable the company to achieve sustained growth and greater success through our innovative ICT solutions. We will provide our full support to Ooredoo with high-quality network assurance to ensure the success of the significant forthcoming sporting mega-events coming to Qatar in 2022 and beyond."
The agreement covers all related implementation and integration services of Ooredoo Group operating companies; namely in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.
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 QAR 29 billion as of 31 December 2020. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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