Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to provide end-to-end telecom solutions and services for 180 electricity sites in Upper and Middle Egypt on a turnkey basis.
Through this deal, Egyptian residents in Upper and Middle Egypt will be able to benefit from more reliable electricity services based on the highly advanced electricity sites that Ericsson will manage in cooperation with the Egyptian Maintenance Company.
Technologies supplied by Ericsson will include the MINI-LINK Microwave System, Network Management Solution, and Internet Protocol (IP) System, renovation of existing towers and construction of new towers, amongst others. Ericsson will also provide a full set of services, inclusive of site survey and preparation, installation and commissioning, spare parts management, reporting and documentation. The result will help to improve the efficiency of the electricity sites reducing energy consumption, increasing control, and increasing the lifecycle of the stations.
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and power in Egypt said: “Ericsson has a well-established reputation in Egypt, making them the ideal partner to renovate the country’s telecom infrastructure into a more energy-efficient system offering Egyptian citizens more stable electricity services in Upper and Middle Egypt,” . “We are proud today to partner with a trusted and a leading company as Ericsson who will help us to realize our vision.”
Mohamed Abdel Hafez, CEO Egyptian Maintenance Company said: “Electricity is a vital human need like water and air and Egyptians are facing challenges nowadays with electricity services across the country. We are honored to partner with Ericsson and looking forward to implement this project successfully with the ambition of supporting the country.”
Isil Yalcin, President of Ericsson North East Africa Unit said: “This partnership with Egypt Ministry of Electricity demonstrates Ericsson commitment and ability to deliver infrastructure and management solutions to vertical industries. We believe in a Networked Society, where every person and every industry is empowered to reach its full potential. We are proud today to offer our wide telecom expertise to serve industries that go beyond our traditional business serving operators. This agreement will empower the Energy industry with advanced technologies enabling the transformation towards a truly Networked Society. ”
The contract celebration event took place as part of Ericsson’s annual media Sohoor and the event was attended by Hesham El Alaily, President of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Ahmed El Hanafy, Chairman Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, other government officials, members of the Egyptian media and Ericsson representatives.
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