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Umniah Jordan chooses Ericsson for network transformation

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  • Umniah selects Ericsson for radio access network upgrade in Jordan
  • Ericsson to transform 3G sites, upgrade existing 4G sites 
  • New radio system will enhance subscriber experience
Ziad Shatara and Fadi Pharaon

Umniah Jordan has announced its partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) with a new contract covering the transformation of its radio access network (RAN) infrastructure in Jordan. This extended partnership will optimize the subscriber experience for both consumers and enterprises. The agreement covers hardware, software and range of services such as network management, system integration and support. It also covers the transformation of existing 4G infrastructure in order to cater for the increased consumer demand on connectivity.

Ziad Shatara, Umniah Chief Executive Officer, says: “The upcoming transformation of our networks is in line with our commitment supporting innovation and development in Jordan’s telecommunications sector. Through this partnership with Ericsson, we take a new step in meeting the demand for mobile broadband connectivity and services by consumers and enterprises and make our network even more efficient in handling data traffic and ensuring better quality of experience to our customers."

Ericsson will provide equipment from the Ericsson Radio System family that are flexible to changing demands with multi-band and multi-layer technology. This will enable energy-efficient and cost-effective operations while allowing Umniah to meet growing subscriber demands for better and faster mobile internet connectivity.  

Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, says: “Today’s agreement is a testament of Umniah’s trust in our technology and market leadership, enabling us to gain additional market position with Umniah and in Jordan. We look forward to drive this new partnership to success by rolling-out new networks in the Kingdom and supporting to build the telecommunications local infrastructure."

Ericsson Radio System delivers the industry's leading energy efficient and compact radio solution, while maintaining performance leadership. The flexibility inherent in the architecture is made possible by targeted software deployment, which enables fast and efficient rollout of new capabilities by future-proof and sustainable networks.


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