KUWAIT CITY, March 2: Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Ooredoo Kuwait, a telecommunications operator and member of the Ooredoo Group, announced a partnership to expand the established M2M and IoT partnership between both companies during MWC 2016, which took place recently in Barcelona.
Ooredoo Kuwait is launching the advanced M2M/IoT Connectivity Management Service using Ericsson DCP platform, a service that will promote the creation of IoT business in Kuwait for them.
Ericsson Device Connectivity Platform (DCP) Service will be developed for the first time in the Kuwaiti market and Ooredoo is the pioneer operator enabling the service.
Further to this announcement, Ericsson and Ooredoo Kuwait also launched their to deploy Ericsson’s City Site and Ericsson state of the art indoor small cell solution Radio Dot System for the first time in Kuwait.
As a result of the deployment, Ooredoo will be able to provide superior network performance and faster data speeds to enterprise and in-building consumers with a short time to market. The solutions will also blend with the city landscape without impacting performance, a requirement that is increasingly high on operators’ agendas. Following the initial deployment, Ericsson will continue to cooperate with Ooredoo Kuwait to apply the City Site solution more extensively throughout the country
In addition to providing customers with advanced mobile broadband services, the deployment will enrich Ooredoo Kuwait’s existing 4G+ network and will ensure an improved customer experience.
Mijbil Al-Ayoub, Director of Corporate Communications at Ooredoo Kuwait, says: “We have once again aligned ourselves with Ericsson, a trusted ICT transformation partner, to maintain our own leadership in deploying advanced, state-of-the-art mobile broadband solutions in the Kuwaiti market. As the fastest growing telecommunications company in Kuwait, We continue to innovate to serve our customers, including the large enterprise market, which requires superior indoor cellular connectivity to keep up with the pace of business.”
Ahmed AbdelShafy, Vice-President at Ericsson, says: “By 2050, 70 percent of the global population will live in cities. As a result, operators are constantly looking to enhance their networks to meet urban dwellers’ expectations. Ericsson’s City Site and Radio Dot System solutions showcase our technology and services leadership in this area, and will empower Ooredoo Kuwait to deliver high-performance coverage and capacity for their customers.”