Ooredoo seals 5G agreement with Ericsson in MENA

The Ooredoo Group has sealed the acquisition of fifth-generation (5G) equipment from Swedish telecoms supplier Ericsson.

The five-year agreement includes the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services.

The products and services will be launched across the ten Ooredoo operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.

5G subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region are predicted to rise from 1.4 million by the end of 2020 to 130 million within six years, Ericsson said in a report issued in November last year.