New partnership to bring major network upgrades to Algeria and Tunisia


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MENA and Southeast Asia-focussed telco, Ooredoo Group, has announced a partnership with Nokia that will see its networks enhanced in Algeria and Tunisia.

In light of this news, Nokia will upgrade its existing radio access networks (RAN) and deploy new sites across Algeria and Tunisia; this will enable Ooredoo to upgrade network performance for customers in those markets and prepare for the future launch of 5G services.

Additional upgrades as part of the agreement will be the modernisation of Ooredoo’s IP network as well as the modernisation and extension of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Tunisia; both initiatives will result in significantly higher data speeds and capacity.

Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Neama, Group Regional CEO, Ooredoo said: “Achieving excellence in customer experience is a key pillar of our corporate strategy. Our longstanding partnership with Nokia has played a key role in our network evolution and in our capability to achieve this goal.

“The renewed partnership will take our network to a new level of transformation, increasing its performance and delivering an upgraded digital experience for our customers in Algeria and Tunisia.

Amr K. El Leithy, SVP, Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia added: “Our vision is to create technology that helps the world act together. To realise this vision, we deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with valued operators such as Ooredoo Group to create the digital services and applications of the future.

“We are proud to be part of these large-scale network modernisation and expansion projects with Ooredoo in Algeria and in Tunisia to unleash rich digital experiences and new value creation opportunities.”

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