Zain Iraq extends Managed Services deal with Ericsson to 2021

June 20, 2017
  • Managed Services contract has been expanded to guarantee the best user experience to Zain Iraq subscribers and to supply them with a Service Operation Center and Energy Network Operations Center, enhancing user experience for subscribers across the entire network.

Zain Iraq, part of Zain group leading mobile and data services operator in the Middle East and Africa, a listed company on the Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) under its parent company ‘Al-Khatem Telecommunications, has been awarded an extension of its Managed Services contract with Ericsson until 2021, after successfully providing Managed Services for Networks, IT and value-added services to the operator since 2012.

Under the terms of the new contract, Zain Iraq strengthens its leading position as a trusted business partner with Ericsson by supplying a Service Operation Center and Energy Network Operations Center. The expanded scope means that Zain Iraq will be able to provide a better user experience by managing the quality of service from an end-to-end perspective.

CEO, Zain Iraq Ali Al Zahid, said: “Zain Iraq invested about 5 billion dollars since the beginning of its operations, this extension is an affirmation of our commitment to provide the best possible services to our subscribers through cooperation with global companies, and based on our first five years together, we know that Ericsson reflects our own core values in maintaining standards and service delivery. During the next five years, as we continually upgrade and expand our network, we expect even greater success by ensuring that an exceptional & distinguished performance is available for our customers.”

Rafiah Ibrahim, President and Head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said: “Making these improvements to our existing deal with Zain Iraq will greatly assist the operator to transition from network performance to service performance, and we are looking forward to facilitating this evolution by providing all supporting forms as a trusted partner and service provider.”

Managed Services are designed to meet the diverse needs of Zain Iraq subscribers in terms of cost efficiency, service performance and technology evolution, thus enhancing Zain Iraq abilities to meet consumers’ expectations.