TAWAL selects Ericsson to reduce carbon footprint in Saudi Arabia

Ericsson will assume responsibility for managed services for TAWAL’s tower infrastructure and provide energy management solutions

  
The Ericsson logo is seen at the Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden June 14, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018.

The Ericsson logo is seen at the Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden June 14, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018.

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STOCKHOLM — TAWAL, one of the leading telecom tower companies in the region, has signed a managed services agreement with Ericsson. Ericsson’s end-to-end managed services including Ericsson’s Energy Infrastructure Operations, energy solution, offers an innovative approach to operate energy infrastructure for mobile operators and tower companies.

This agreement is a major step forward by TAWAL to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by establishing infrastructure for telecommunications operators and a stable platform to ensure connectivity for all residents.

Eng. Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Alhakbani, chief executive officer of TAWAL said: “We are pleased to solidify our partnership with Ericsson through the new managed services agreement. A key aspect of the deal is Ericsson’s sustainable solutions which we decided to implement to further reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in alignment with Vision 2030’s sustainable agenda.”

Under the terms of the contract with TAWAL, Ericsson will assume responsibility for managed services for TAWAL’s tower infrastructure and provide energy management solutions.

Ericsson will ensure the highest levels of energy efficiency and availability — utilizing AI and automation and energy management platform. This will result in reduced CO2 emissions, improved network up-time and significant operational expenditure savings.

Eva Andren, vice president and head of managed services for Ericsson Middle East and Africa said: “This new agreement takes our relationship with TAWAL to a new level and confirms our position as a leading managed services and energy management solutions provider.

“We believe our new agreement with TAWAL will deliver significant benefits by reducing carbon footprint and contributing to an overall improved experience for customers.”

The operational benefits of Ericsson’s Energy Infrastructure Operations include the ability to remotely monitor site infrastructure, enabling predictive maintenance and automated actions without the need to visit the site.

This can be particularly useful in a country such as Saudi Arabia that features a large geography, enabling remote access to rural areas.

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