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Ericsson: Vodafone Egypt chooses Ericsson to enhance network quality in Greater Cairo

2014-08-05 09:00:00
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*  Vodafone Egypt extends its partnership with Ericsson by signing a 3-year

managed services agreement

* Customers to experience improved connectivity and network quality covering

greater Cairo



Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a three-year managed services agreement with

Vodafone Egypt, to deliver network field maintenance services and improve the

quality of its network in the greater Cairo area.



The agreement is the first of its kind for Vodafone Egypt, which has chosen to

outsource its network field services, and enhance the quality of its network in

an effort to bring the latest services to Vodafone subscribers.



Osama Said, Chief Technical Officer, Vodafone Egypt, said: "Ericsson has proved

to be a steadfast partner throughout our years of partnership. With this

agreement, we aim to achieve world class network quality with the most

innovative solutions that best serve our customers' needs."



With more than 36.3 million customers subscribed to its services, Vodafone

Egypt's newest partnership with Ericsson will see the company support the

National ICT Strategy. Vodafone Egypt will improve the quality of its network in

the greater Cairo area using Ericsson's state-of-the-art technologies and

innovations to achieve operational efficiency and boost network availability.



Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Region Middle East, said: "Globally, Ericsson

has signed more than 300 managed services contracts in more than 100 countries.

By offering managed services to Vodafone Egypt, we aim to improve Vodafone's

network availability and quality through the use of our innovative technologies,

enabling the Egyptian community to advance into the Networked Society future

where everything that can benefit from connectivity will be connected. It is our

privilege to handle this project for Vodafone Egypt."



Ericsson Egypt is Vodafone Egypt's incumbent supplier and initial turnkey

provider, with a partnership that dates back to 1998.



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development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.



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