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21 April 2020
Ooredoo Group, the Qatar-based telecom firm operating in north Africa, has chosen Chinese giant Huawei for five 5G deployments in Tunisia and four other territories.
The five-year deal, according to the operator, involves a network upgrade that will provide customers with the latest 5G technologies and services. Ooredoo will leverage Huawei’s 5G SingleRAN radio solution with advanced massive MIMO technology and 5G cloud core solution with a convergent platform, to achieve what it describes as a full digital transformation and modernisation of its existing mobile networks.
These upgraded networks, Ooredoo said, will offer about 100 times faster download speed than 4G networks. In 2020, the operator will launch 5G commercial services in additional countries across the Ooredoo footprint.
Huawei will also cover Ooredoo’s networks in Kuwait, Oman, Indonesia and the Maldives.