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Telecom Egypt to migrate its international gateway; signs deal with Ericsson

Ericsson will migrate Telecom Egypt’s international gateway by deploying Ericsson’s Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure

Telecom Egypt and Ericsson have entered into a deal where the latter will help Telecom Egypt international gateway migration. It is reported that Ericsson will provide its latest technology to Telecom Egypt to enhance the quality of its services.

Furthermore, the development will assist the Egyptian telecom major to develop its network in accordance with the requirements of its customers.

(NFVI) is part of the deal. The NFVI will be synchronised with Ericsson Orchestrator. The move by Ericsson will help Telecom Egypt to enhance the quality of its fixed and mobile services and also cut down the total cost of ownership (TCO). With that, the Egyptian telecom major will pave the path for the development of new business models, enterprise services and automate its Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

Ericsson will offer narrowband IoT-enabled software licenses to Telecom Egypt as part of its foray into the world of IoT. Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, told the media, “The telecommunications market is witnessing rapid developments, and the requirements and aspirations of our customers are increasing. Therefore, we continue the development and modernization processes that ensure that our customers get the best possible telecommunications services. We are happy to sign this agreement with our partner Ericsson. Their extensive experience in the field of international gateways will undoubtedly contribute to supporting Telecom Egypt develop and enhance its services.”

Telecom Egypt’s relation to Ericsson dates back to the 1800s. Both companies have worked closely on many projects over the years.

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