Ericsson was chosen by Orange Egypt to supply antenna products for the building of the operator’s 2,600MHz network, a move for the operator to proceed with its extensive rollout plan.
In a statement, the Swedish vendor stated the move comes after Egypt’s regulator awarded Orange Egypt 2,600MHz TDD spectrum.
The operator will deploy the Ericsson Antenna system to construct the network, boosting coverage, capacity and throughput.
Ericsson noted the antenna product has better wind load, less weight and high port count integration to aid Orange Egypt in “significantly” reducing operational expenses.
Orange Egypt CTO Ayman Amiri said: “We always strive to provide the best mobile connectivity services to our customers in the most efficient and effective manner. With residents in Egypt becoming ever more reliant on mobile technology and communications, having an optimal network that offers super-fast speeds and meets user demands becomes crucial.”
Ericsson VP and head of the Saudi Arabia and Egypt division Mathias Johansson added: “The antenna system is a fundamental pillar of an operator's network infrastructure and is of vital importance in ensuring quality network communications. With the telecom industry having a huge responsibility keeping people and businesses connected in the region, we are committed to offering operators our state-of-the-art network technology and infrastructure.”