Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Ericsson for its international gateway migration using the latest technology that will contribute to improving the quality of its services and realise the company’s aspirations towards developing the network and meeting its customers’ requirements.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will migrate Telecom Egypt’s international gateway by deploying Ericsson’s Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) with Ericsson Orchestrator in order to enhance the quality of fixed and mobile services provided by Telecom Egypt, reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO), and automate Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) paving the way to new business models and enterprise services.
With the entry of Telecom Egypt into the world of Internet of Things (IoT), Ericsson will offer narrowband IoT-enabled software licenses. The project rollout is expected to start by the end of 2020 in the governorates of Cairo and Alexandria as the two main international hubs for Telecom Egypt.
Commenting on the partnership, Adel Hamed, the Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, said: “The telecommunications market is witnessing rapid developments, and the requirements and aspirations of our customers are increasing. Therefore, we continue the development and modernization processes that ensure that our customers get the best possible telecommunications services. We are happy to sign this agreement with our partner Ericsson. Their extensive experience in the field of international gateways will undoubtedly contribute to supporting Telecom Egypt to develop and enhance its services.”
Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa remarked: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside our valued partner Telecom Egypt in accelerating their digital transformation roadmap. We look forward to helping Telecom Egypt in optimizing their operations and automation capabilities. This partnership illustrates our technology leadership in the area of international gateways and we value Telecom Egypt’s confidence in our technology empowering us to operate its network, implement transformative measures, and drive sustainable growth. This encourages us as well to meet and exceed our shared ambitions together.”