Djibouti Telecom selects Ericsson to introduce the country’s first 3G network

2011-09-21 Categories: Corporate

  • Djibouti Telecom and Ericsson announce contract for 2G and 3G networks
  • The deal is the first of its kind for Ericsson in Djibouti and will allow Djibouti Telecom to introduce new services such as mobile broadband to its customers

Djibouti Telecom (DT), the primary telecommunications provider in Djibouti, announced that it has partnered with Ericsson to enhance its 2G network with new capabilities and introduce a 3G network. The agreement will allow the company to introduce mobile broadband services and advanced 2G and 3G including roaming functionality.

The agreement supplements DT’s growth strategy and its continuous focus on improving the company capabilities and enhancing the customer experience by offering better networks and more advanced mobile broadband services.

DT will introduce a wide range of services to its customers with the new agreement, such as roaming capabilities and automatic device configuration (ADC) which is a complete solution for automatic mobile device management within Djibouti telecom’s mobile network. In addition to this, customers will also have access to mobile broadband services which will enable them to access the internet on the move from anywhere in the country. A service called ring back tone (RBT); which will allow subscribers to choose their own ring back tone that callers will hear when they dial their number is also being introduced, the service allows subscribers to express their individuality – replacing the traditional ring back tone a caller hears, before the called party answers, with an audio or sound effect.

We have grown rapidly as a company and in order to maintain the momentum and build on it we have chosen Ericsson as a partner to assist us in improving our services,” said Abdourahman Mohamed Hassan, CEO DT “We are proud to be the first to bring 3G connectivity and mobile broadband services to the country and with the help of Ericsson’s technology and capabilities we can ensure that this will significantly enhance the experience for our customers.”

Launched in September 1999 as the sole provider of telecommunication services in Djibouti, Djibouti Telecom offers a full range of services from fixed, Wireless services (GSM, CDMA), corporate and wholesale IP/DATA to ADSL networks.

“We’re very proud to have been selected by DT as their mobile broadband partner, particularly as this is our first deal in the country” said Carlo Alloni, President Ericsson North East Africa. “Djibouti has quickly established itself as a hub that connects East Africa with major telecommunications hubs in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East, and Ericsson is hoping to contribute to the telecommunications industry and improved services being offered in the country.”

Ericsson and DT’s partnership will ensure that subscribers’ services are upgraded and that the company is able to offer their customers a wider range of telecommunications services benefiting both business and society.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of "to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

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  • Ericsson Region Middle East Public & Media Relations
  • Fida Kibbi, Head of Public and Media Relations
  • Phone: +97155600 1005
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GSM, 3G