Ooredoo Group, the Qatari multinational telecommunications firm, and Nokia signed a partnership as part of a strategic deal intended to drive Ooredoo’s digital transformation and enhance experiences for its customers.
Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director at Ooredoo Group, commented on the partnership saying: “Ooredoo launched the world’s first commercial 5G network in 2018 and this partnership with Nokia is allowing us to keep ahead. Nokia’s FastMile 5G devices will allow us to extend the reach of our 5G wireless network into the home environment to enable Smart Home and IoT connectivity for customers. We believe this solution will greatly enhance our customers’ Internet experience across our global footprint”.
On the other hand, Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nokia, also expressed his excitement on the deal saying: “We are excited to continue delivering robust networks to Ooredoo’s customers. We want to accelerate the benefits of Nokia’s technology – including 5G – for consumers in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, and enable businesses to digitalise and innovate with new services. The move to 5G will drive digital transformation and innovation across industries, communities, and public services, and we are proud to continue supporting Ooredoo Group on this journey”.
It has to be noted that under the new Group Framework Supply Agreement (GFSA), Ooredoo’s operating companies will be able to access the latest technology developments and will benefit from Nokia’s position as a global technology innovator. From a 5G perspective, the GFSAs will enable access to Nokia’s vast global experience and research and development power, driving the development of new use cases to monetise investments.