Etisalat Group and Ericsson Collaborate on Networked Society Initiatives

Anders Lindblad president Ericsson

Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson. Photo: Ericsson

[Via Satellite 02-26-2014] Etisalat Group and Ericsson have signed a memorandum of understanding for a collaboration that will enable a high-speed responsive network, laying the foundation for next-generation infrastructure for m-government and smart city initiatives.

Through the partnership, Etisalat Group will launch trials of Ericsson technologies such as LTE Broadcast, Ericsson Radio Dot System, and Ericsson’s heterogeneous network solutions. The two companies will also work together to roll out a mobile identity-based service and explore opportunities to expand these services across countries where Etisalat currently operates. Mobile identity is one of the key foundations for secure m-government, m-commerce and m-health services.

Etisalat and Ericsson will work together to support regional government initiatives with enablers including ease of access, open platforms and ubiquitous connectivity.

“Our collaboration with Etisalat Group will help bring the reality of a networked society even closer to realization, as individuals across the region benefit from seamless connectivity,” said Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson Region Middle East. “It is collaborations such as these that will carry us forward into a more connected future, where technologies are deployed to build more robust, reliable networks to enable superior user experiences.”

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