Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) Picks Ericsson for Evolved Packet Core

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has selected Ericsson's SSR 8000 family of Smart Service Routers to upgrade its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) networks in western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

The deployment will support LTE and prepare the network for Voice over LTE.

As part of the agreement, Ericsson will also provide systems integration, design and managed services, extending the scope of the existing managed services partnership with Mobily, which started in 2005.

Ericsson noted that it now has 51 contracts for the SSR 8000 family of Smart Service Routers.

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