Telecom Egypt has announced that it has signed a contract with Nokia to introduce 5G network and test use cases. This announcement took place during the GSMA Mobile World Congress (#MWC2019) in Barcelona, Spain. The MoU has been signed by Adel Hamed, MD and CEO of Telecom Egypt, and Amr K. El Leithy, head of the Middle East and Africa market, Nokia.
Under the MoU, collaboration between the two sides will focus on 5G deployment as well as the evaluation of appropriate use cases of the 5G technology in the Egyptian market. The MoU represents a turning point for Telecom Egypt towards its digital transformation strategy, particularly because the company already has a set of 5G-ready solutions and services from Nokia.
(TOP: Left to right – Amr K. El Leithy, head of the Middle East and Africa market, Nokia; Adel Hamed, MDr & CEO of Telecom Egypt; Dr. Amr Talaat, the Egyptian Minister of ICT; Federico Guillén, President of Customer Operations, EMEA & APAC, Nokia; and Pierre Chaume, head of the North Africa Market Unit, Nokia).
Adel Hamed said: “We are delighted to sign this MoU with our strategic partner Nokia which paves the way for the development of 5G use cases in Egypt. This MoU marks a new chapter of the partnership between the two companies as it will allow our company to support the realization of the digital transformation strategy in Egypt. We are confident that Nokia with its global expertise will help us maintaining our leading position in providing the best and latest technological solutions to our customers. This is also an ideal opportunity for us to put a strategic roadmap to develop our network capabilities and make sure of its readiness to deploy 5G technologies.”
Amr K. El Leithy said: “This MoU is part of the long-term strategic partnership between the two companies. Nokia, as one of the global leading providers of network and communications technology, is keen to provide the latest communications technologies to the Egyptian market. We are committed to innovating new and exciting 5G solutions to meet the business objectives of our operator customers. 5G solutions will allow Telecom Egypt to proactively address the increasing data traffic, create new revenue streams as well as continue working on the improvement of customer experience”.
Nokia and Telecom Egypt are working together to deploy 5G network with Nokia’s end-to-end 5G solutions that provides ultra-fast connectivity with ultra-low latency. This will allow the operator to flexibly support various use case scenarios and many business models in addition to connecting billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to enable smart cities and improve the quality of life for citizens.
Telecom Egypt provides fixed and mobile voice and data services.