Zain sign deal to use Ericsson LTE technology

ericsson logonnnnZain Bahrain have teamed up with Ericsson to use the communications giant’s LTE technology, which it believes could transform its network.

The agreement also includes prepaid charging, including consulting and systems integration services

Ericsson will replace its existing 2G and 3G radio network equipment while adding 4G functionality with the Ericsson RBS 6000 family of base stations.

It will also deploy Evolved Packet Core with triple-access SGSN-MME and Ericsson Evolved Packet Gateway based on Ericsson SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers, as well as MINI-LINK PT and SP for IP backhaul.

Mohammed Zainalabedin, CEO Zain Bahrain said, “The most important thing for us is to benefit from Ericsson’s state of the art technology and experience across the board to address our ever-growing market requirements.

“Entrusting Ericsson with the transformation of our network will enable us to achieve standards of the desired quality at a predictable cost and will also help us focus more on our customer requirements with direct service offerings.”

Ericsson says its LTE technology offers end-to-end networks with superior performance when it comes to stability, throughput, and latency.

Zain has selected Ericsson’s Charging System 5, as it believes it can offer enhanced and more flexible services to its customer’s base.

Anders Lindblad, Head of Region, Middle East, Ericsson said, “This agreement with Zain in Bahrain really highlights how Ericsson combines its leadership in technology and services for the benefit of its customers. With our continued partnership, we support Zain in delivering the latest technologies that combine enriched information, communication and entertainment experiences to their customers.”

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