Ooredoo Qatar inks new deals with Dell Technologies, Ericsson

Ooredoo Qatar inks new deals with Dell Technologies, Ericsson

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Ooredoo said it will explore the Dell APEX offerings to simplify its cloud experiences

Middle East operator Ooredoo Qatar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dell Technologies with the aim of strengthening an existing collaboration, simplifying digital transformation initiatives and exploring new growth opportunities through Dell’s APEX multicloud portfolio.

Through the agreement, Ooredoo will explore the Dell APEX offerings to simplify its cloud experiences and gain more control over its applications and data. Dell said that its APEX solutions will allow the Qatari telco to seamlessly manage and orchestrate its workloads while optimizing performance and ensuring high network availability.

The new deal complements Ooredoo’s current IT environment and builds on the existing technology centered around Dell’s infrastructure, storage and cyber recovery services, the telco said.

Adrian McDonald, EMEA president, at Dell Technologies said: “In a competitive telecoms sector, consistent performance, improved efficiency and scalability are key differentiators that enable service providers to stand out and take advantage of new opportunities. We look forward to supporting Ooredoo with tailored technologies that align with its diversification and growth efforts. The Dell APEX solutions will help Ooredoo to remain agile and offer enhanced services to its corporate customers.”

“Today, multicloud technologies hold huge potential to accommodate new market demands and address our customer’s changing business needs. With Dell APEX, we aim to simplify our customer’s innovation journey by unlocking the full potential of multicloud and enabling them to leverage cloud experiences wherever and whenever they require,” said Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar.

In a separate agreement, Ooredoo announced the extension of an ongoing partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson, under which the telco will upgrade its existing 5G connectivity in Qatar.

Under this partnership extension,  Ericsson’s team will work to facilitate the optimization of Ooredoo’s network with the latest technology- including millimeter wave – enabling multi-gigabit speeds, greater capacity and high mobile broadband speeds. This upgrade will also allow Ooredoo to explore new use cases using 5G technology.

Ericsson also said that the upgraded technology will also enable improved coverage and capacity, efficient power consumption as well as network slicing capabilities.

Ooredoo will also gain greater insights into network performance, traffic patterns, congestion hotspots and incident detection in real-time, achieving greater resource management and an overall enhancement to customer experience, the European vendor said.

Ooredoo announced in April 2018 that the company was the first operator in the world to launch a live 5G network on the 3.5 GHz spectrum band. Ooredoo Qatar opened mobile access to its 5G network for compatible smartphone users in July 2019 with 100 live 5G base stations in Doha.


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