Ericsson appoints Majda Lahlou Kassi VP, Head of West Africa & Morocco

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announces the appointment of Majda Lahlou Kassi as Ericsson's Vice President and Head of Ericsson West Africa and Morocco effective, 1 January 2024. Having spent close to 25 years at Ericsson, Majda will play a pivotal role in leading the strategic direction and operational excellence of Ericsson’s business within this geography, supporting Ericsson's customers with the latest advanced and innovative technologies that will advance the connectivity and ultimately societies in the West African region. Bringing over two decades of experience, Majda has held several senior leadership roles in technology, sales, strategy, operations, and customer project delivery. She has extensive knowledge regarding telecoms and Information Technology. Prior to her current role, Majda was Head of Networks Solutions leading a team driving customers’ network evolutions across 13 countries in Ericsson West Africa and Morocco.  Commenting on her new role, Majda Lahlou Kassi says: " I am excited to take on this new role, collaborating closely with our partners and customers to unlock the vast potential of digital transformation in West Africa. My focus is to support our customers, enabling their success while leveraging on our technology and services to drive Ericsson's growth in the region."Having always believed that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation to create greater business value, Majda's appointment solidifies Ericsson's commitment to these principles.

E& money and Ericsson partner to fortify the fintech service in the UAE

e& money has partnered with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for a strategic multi-year partnership to strengthen and expand their fintech platform. Through Ericsson’s leading fintech solution, the Ericsson Wallet Platform, will bolster e& money’s infrastructure, making it more secure and reliable to manage transaction processes effectively.Founded on cutting-edge security technologies and the principles of an open architecture framework the Ericsson Wallet Platform will provide secure and personalized financial services to a wide range of users through a variety of digital channels. The modernization and expansion of the platform marks a pivotal moment in e& money's evolution as it aims to become a financial super app in the region's flourishing fintech sector.e& money empowers citizens and residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with secure, convenient, and swift payment solutions delivered through an intuitive mobile application. e& money extends its services to encompass businesses and individuals from all segments of society facilitating seamless digital transactions and payments. The wallet offers a wide array of services, ranging from international and local transfers, prepaid cards, payment processing and gifting.Melike Kara Tanrikulu, Chief Executive Officer, e& money says: "Our collaboration with Ericsson is aimed at ushering in a new era of fintech reliability. This joint endeavour underscores e& money's commitment to enhancing digital experiences and equipping individuals and businesses in the United Arab Emirates with reliable financial solutions. With Ericsson's support, we aim to set new standards in fintech, transforming the financial landscape in the region."The Ericsson Wallet Platform supports over 400 million registered mobile wallets and processes more than 2.8 billion transactions worth over USD 40 billion every month through communication service providers and financial institutions globally. With open architecture and easy integration, the Ericsson Wallet Platform will enable e& money to discover new revenue streams and expand services as it advances digitization of financial transactions and fosters economic growth in the UAE.   Ekow Nelson, Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit for e& at Ericsson Middle East and Africa says: "Our partnership with e& money is long-standing with a joint commitment to revolutionize fintech across the United Arab Emirates. We aim to empower individuals and businesses with secure, efficient, and inclusive financial services. Our Mobile Financial Services platform combine the power of mobile communication and financial services and will provide e& money with the tools needed to elevate its capabilities. This will allow e& money to offer easy-to-use and secure next-generation mobile money, digital wallet, and digital payment services. We are committed to supporting e& money in transforming the fintech landscape in the country, driving economic growth, and delivering convenient mobile financial services that are aligned to a digital lifestyle of today’s consumers.”With pioneering technologies and a shared commitment to financial inclusion and well-being, Ericsson and e& money remain committed to delivering secure and innovative solutions that empower and transform the region’s financial landscape.

Ericsson & etisalat by e& sign MoU to collaborate on Cloud RAN testing

Ericsson and etisalat by e& have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the ways in which Ericsson Cloud RAN solution can support the development of the 5G mobile broadband network of the Communication Service Provider (CSP). The signing ceremony took place during GITEX GLOBAL 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).Ericsson and etisalat by e& will test Ericsson Cloud RAN solution in the network and identify areas where its introduction would best complement the existing purpose-built radio access network (RAN) infrastructure. They will also examine the potential of the solution to address a variety of 5G deployments and use cases with increased flexibility, faster service delivery and greater scalability.As an initial step, the two partners will conduct a proof of concept (PoC) for the new technology in a lab environment in the UAE.Ericsson Cloud RAN is based on cloud-native principles and open architecture with standardized interfaces that are compatible with the deployed Ericsson Radio System products and solutions, enabling etisalat by e& to evolve its network to its architecture of choice.Marwan Bin Shakar, Senior Vice President Access Network Development, at etisalat by e&, says: “Our innovation-driven alliance with Ericsson aligns with our continued commitment towards leveraging the latest technologies in the telecommunications industry to meet the rapidly evolving needs and high-performance expectations of our customers and enterprises. We look forward to strengthening the capabilities of our 5G network with Ericsson Cloud RAN.”Ekow Nelson, Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit for e& at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, says: “Today’s collaboration is another step in etisalat by e&’s 5G journey. Ericsson Cloud RAN will enable etisalat by e& to seamlessly evolve towards cloud-native technologies and open network architectures, with the vision that it can deploy cloud-native networks on any site, any cloud, and any server platform.”Ericsson Cloud RAN delivers network capabilities that enable service providers to pursue new business opportunities and diversify 5G use cases.

Ericsson catches visitors’ attention at GITEX Global 2023

Ericsson has caught the attention of visitors at GITEX Global 2023 at Hall 21 with its unique demonstration that highlights the advantages and benefits of Network Slicing on a 5G network for communication service providers (CSPs) and consumers.The demonstrated solution emphasizes the potential of immersive fan engagement for sports clubs, particularly in football, and the business opportunities it presents through Network Slicing and application programming interfaces (APIs) Exposure on a 5G network.Combining the capabilities of 5G Standalone (SA), Network Slicing and  API Exposure technologies, CSPs can deliver new and immersive experiences to sports fans to capture new revenue streams. At GITEX, Ericsson has demonstrated how a Sports Fan App, showcasing the features these technologies provide, can offer gamification features, user-controlled cameras, replays, and tiered subscription levels for enhanced personalized experiences and in-stadium purchases. Sports clubs now have the opportunity to explore a wide range of models for direct engagement with fans through collaboration with technology and connectivity partners. As well as ideas to increase engagement in grounds and stadiums themselves, there is big potential for revenue generation across the whole fan base; Ericsson’s goal in this fast-evolving area is to deliver the best experience wherever, whenever. Network Slicing, 5G SA, and API Exposure are key enablers for CSPs to deliver this experience, opening sizeable new ‘add on’ subscription revenues based on fan base size, not stadium size.To further highlight the benefits of Network Slicing and the opportunities of enhancing customer experiences, Ericsson also showcased a demonstration for ‘eXtended Reality Education 5G Experience’.In addition to the Networking Slicing demonstrations, a ‘Sustainability Globe’ demonstration of a moving animation of the earth demonstrated how connectivity is critical for a more inclusive and a more sustainable world, underscoring Ericsson’s commitment to connectivity for a sustainable future.

Ericsson to ‘Imagine Possible' at GITEX GLOBAL 2023

Ericsson is participating in GITEX GLOBAL 2023 between the 16th to the 20th of October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates under the theme ‘Imagine Possible’. At this year’s GITEX GLOBAL, Ericsson will demonstrate the power of limitless connectivity and how high-performing networks can help realizing a digital Net Zero future and empower new experiences for consumers and enterprises.Visitors will be able to engage with subject matter experts at the Ericsson stand and discover demos of cutting-edge 5G technologies, like eXtended Reality (XR).The June edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report estimates that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) 5G subscriptions will reach over 70 million by 2028, accounting for 86 percent of total subscriptions at the end of the period. The GCC countries are frontrunners in global 5G network deployments and service offerings, such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). Through technology, collaboration and fostering fruitful conversations with industry professionals, Ericsson strives to propel the digital future of the region and inspire the next generations of leaders to join the region’s technological revolution.GITEX GLOBAL presents an opportunity to network and connect with leaders, industry influencers, and key government stakeholders. The Ericsson stand will be located at Hall 21.

Mobily expands Mobily Pay services in partnership with Ericsson

In partnership with Ericsson, Mobily, the leading digital partner of the international technical conference LEAP 23, has announced, during LEAP 23, the launch of Mobily Pay recently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Mobily Pay is a mobile financial service that is available to all the users in the Kingdom to conduct personalized financial services like contactless payments, money transfers, international remittance, digital card payments, cash-back, bill payments, mobile top-up, and more, securely and at their convenience.In accordance with the agreement signed last year between Mobily and Ericsson, Mobily Pay is built on the Ericsson Wallet Platform, a fintech platform that provides secure, simple, functional, and relevant financial management by delivering easy-to-use financial services to Mobily’s customers.Ayman Abdullah AlEissa, Chief Executive Officer at Mobily Pay says:” Mobily Pay is live and we have already witnessed its fast adoption in the Saudi market. It will improve the lives of Mobily Pay users by making financial services personalized, quick, secure, and easy for everyone. Deploying the Ericsson Wallet Platform solution, Mobily is actively contributing to the Digital Transformation Vision in line with Saudi Vision 2030 by advancing from cash to a cashless digital transactions society.”As part of this partnership, Ericsson will also evolve and enhance the Mobily Pay platform with futuristic roadmap leading to a full-service Digital services and Financial capabilities supported by smooth operations and maintenance with managed services for the fintech solution.Ekow Nelson, Vice President at Ericsson Middle East and Africa says: “We are proud to enable the launch of the state-of-the-art mobile and digital financial services in an established and advanced market like Saudi Arabia. This a step-change in the evolution of the Ericsson Wallet Platform that enhances Mobily Pay’s contribution to the introduction of innovative financial services for its consumers, anytime, anywhere. The launch of Mobily Pay will enhance the Kingdom’s move towards digital transformation.”At present, more than 342 million people worldwide currently use Ericsson Wallet Platform solutions delivered by communications service providers and processes over 2.6 billion transactions every month.åkan-cervell-as-vice-president-and-head-of-customer-unit-stc

Ericsson appoints Håkan Cervell as Vice President and Head of Customer Unit stc,

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced the appointment of Håkan Cervell as Vice President and Head of Customer Unit stc, Saudi Arabia and Egypt - effective 26 September 2022.Håkan brings more than 30 years of experience in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry where he has held several product development, sales, delivery and business development roles in markets across Asia and Europe.Prior to his appointment as Head of Customer Unit stc, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Håkan was the Customer Unit Head of Korea. Over the last 19 years, he has been working in Malaysia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hongkong and South Korea holding various positions such as Sales, Delivery, Marketing and Communications.Prior to his tenure in Asia, Håkan worked for 13 years in Ericsson Headquarter in Sweden in areas of Research & Development (R&D), Project management and Product management. In a market that has one of the highest concentrations of 5G subscribers in the world, Håkan has supported Communication Service Providers (CSPs) in Korea to meet the ever-increasing market demands, pushing the limit in terms of both new use cases and technology advancement.Commenting on his new role, Håkan says: “It is an honor to be appointed the Vice President and Head of Customer Unit stc, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of technological innovations, fast-growing with a wide range of opportunities and promising ventures on the road to realize KSA Vision 2030. Egypt’s technology sector is setting the stone for a bright future as the country is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution led by Egypt’s Vision 2030. I foresee a bright and prosperous future and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with our customers and lead Ericsson’s journey and contributions in both countries. “Håkan will be based with his family in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.