18 November 2020
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Ericsson signed a cooperation agreement that will see the former’s international portal modernised using the latest technologies.
The upgrade will contribute to improving the quality of TE’s services, and achieve its aspirations towards developing the basic network, in addition to meeting customers’ future requirements.
This deal was signed during a video conference by TE managing director and CEO Adel Hamed and president of Ericsson in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Fadi Pharaon.
Under the terms of the deal, Ericsson will update TE’s international portal based on its latest technologies, with the aim of enhancing the quality of landline and mobile services provided by TE.
The modernisation will also reduce the total cost of ownership and provide the possibility of quickly and efficiently publishing virtual network functions. In addition, it would pave the way for launching models of corporate business and services.
Moreover, as TE enters the Internet of Things (IoT) world, Ericsson will provide licences for narrow-scale software enhanced with IoT technology for the Egyptian company. It is expected that the implementation of this project will start by the end of 2020 in Cairo and Alexandria governorates, as they are two main international centres for TE.
Hamed said that the telecom market is witnessing rapid developments, with the increasing demands and aspirations of customers. The company continues the development and modernisation processes that ensure customers receive the best possible telecommunications services.
Pharaon said that this partnership confirms the technological leadership of his company in the field of international portals.
“The confidence that TE has in us in order to operate its network, implement transformative measures, and advance sustainable growth, encourages us to reach and even surpass our common aspirations,” he said. “Digital transformation is taking place throughout the telecom industry, which is why we look forward to helping TE enhance its managed services offerings and automation capabilities.”
Pharaon further claimed that the relationship between Ericsson and TE dates back to 1897, when the first phone call was launched from Alexandria. Since then, the partnership has grown in strength, with Ericsson contributing to providing TE with voice and data services for the mobile network after its launch in 2017.