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Thuraya transforms with Ericsson Business and Operations Support Systems

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and United Arab Emirates-based mobile satellite services operator Thuraya, the mobility arm of Yahsat, have successfully completed the seamless migration and upgrade from legacy systems to updated systems from the Ericsson Business and Operations Support Systems portfolio.

Ericsson and Thuraya cut cake after signing a billing and charging system upgrade deal

The upgrade included the deployment of the latest Ericsson Billing and Ericsson Charging solutions on Thuraya’s network. With the successful modernization, Thuraya benefits from optimized system performance, increased flexibility, faster time-to-market, reduced lead times, and enhanced service experiences, unlocking revenues while offering increased value to enterprises and partners.  

Khalid Al Kaf, Chief Operations Officer of Yahsat, says: “The modernization of Thuraya’s Business Support Systems to the latest Ericsson products is a step towards strengthening the resilience of our network and enhancing the network’s performance. The modernization, completed alongside Ericsson as a trusted advisor and delivery partner, is a testament to our commitment to providing flexible, agile and optimal service experiences for our customers.”

Nicolas Blixell, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Gulf Council Countries, says: “Thuraya's seamless migration to Ericsson’s latest charging and billing systems amplifies its service experience capabilities and sets a new industry benchmark, ensuring the satellite service provider delivers reliable and efficient services to consumers and enterprises on a global scale, underlining Ericsson's unwavering commitment to driving innovation and shaping the future of satellite communication.”

Ericsson and Thuraya have a long-standing partnership lasting many years which has seen Ericsson support the provider with its core network and network management. The migration and upgrade of Thuraya’s monetization systems reaffirms Ericsson’s commitment to continue supporting Thuraya with the latest technologies and industry innovations.

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