Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 84 | Page 16


Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson bring 5G indoors with multi-operator solution

Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson have announced the successful implementation of the world ’ s first 5G Indoor shareable solution in Qatar , achieving speeds of 1.5 gigabits per second ( Gbps ).

Dubbed Ericsson Indoor Connect 8855 , the solution has been commercially deployed in stadiums across the country to enhance the immersive experiences of international tournaments .
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani , Chief Executive Officer , Ooredoo Qatar , said : “ With 5G creating new use cases across the country , indoor connectivity will play a key role in realising these opportunities and driving new businesses . We are confident our collaboration with Ericsson on their 5G Indoor shareable solutions will help deploy indoor networks faster and offer the highest performance possible to deliver on new 5G opportunities and enhance our customers ’ experience .”
Fadi Pharaon , President , Ericsson Middle East and Africa , said : “ In recent years , advanced indoor connectivity has propelled new 5G use cases in locations such as airports , offices , factories , and stadiums . With our shareable indoor 5G solutions proven to deliver scalability , speed of deployment , flexibility , and faster time-tomarket , we are certain it will help Ooredoo deliver exceptional user experiences to customers across Qatar and explore a vast multitude of new offerings in indoor spaces .”

Google Cloud and Ooredoo Group sign MoU to advance Ooredoo ’ s digital offerings

Google Cloud has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) with Ooredoo Group for a strategic technology partnership which will further advance Ooredoo ’ s digital offerings . The MoU will see Google Cloud

play a prominent role in the enhancement of multiple end-user and enterprise services being offered by Ooredoo for the countries in which it operates and Ooredoo ’ s connectivity and data centrr services for advancing Google ’ s cloud proposition .
Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo , Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer , Ooredoo Group , said : “ We are delighted to be partnering with Google Cloud to drive our business transformation and further enhance Ooredoo ’ s customer experience around the world . This partnership will support us in our strategic aim of driving the adoption and use of analytics to deliver a more personal experience and improve efficiency .”
Ghassan Kosta , Google Cloud Country Manager , Qatar , said : “ The multifaceted strategic technology partnership between Google Cloud and Ooredoo Group is going to support their Digital Transformation roadmap using the latest technologies running on the cleanest cloud in the industry . The partnership is going to enable a much wider availability of premium products to both B2B and B2C customers in the markets where Ooredoo Group has presence around the world .”
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