Vodafone Oman & Ericsson unite to empower network infrastructure development

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Vodafone Oman has entered into a partnership with Swedish multinational networking and telecom company Ericsson in order to empower the telecom company’s network infrastructure development across multiple domains.

This latest step will see Ericsson provide AI-based Cognitive Software solutions for network optimization to facilitate data-driven decisions and support Vodafone in implementing zero-touch operations (ZTO) and anomaly detection capabilities.

The implemented solutions include Ericsson Expert Analytics (EEA) and network optimization Cognitive Software solutions. “Combined, these solutions offer near real-time, multivendor, and cross-domain data analytics and optimization capabilities – utilizing a big data platform where scalability and performance are greatly enhanced,” according to the statement.

The implementation of AI-based solutions and automation increases operational savings, improves business efficiency, and raises productivity.

By combining AI and automation capabilities with aggregated insights, Vodafone Oman will be able to increase network agility, and customer satisfaction, develop more efficient business models and realize faster time-to-market for various services.

Mr. Stelios Savvides, Technology Director of Vodafone in Oman, said that, “Featuring advanced AI and automation capabilities, Ericsson’s solutions are supporting our digital operator ecosystem utilize data-analytics to sustain growth, provide insights into network usage and drive improvements to ensure an enriching experience for our customers.”

“Being a trusted partner in this journey, we are determined to support Vodafone in continuously enhancing its customer experiences. Together we are working towards the realization of the digital transformation goals of Oman Vision 2040 and strive to collaboratively boost the digital infrastructure in Oman. We are looking forward to future partnerships with Vodafone in Oman to drive digital efficiencies across the Sultanate,” commented Mr. Nicolas Blixell, Vice President and Head of Gulf Council Countries at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

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