Ericsson wins contract to help TAWAL reduce its carbon footprint in KSA

Published: 24 July 2020 - midnight
Telecoms tower management firm TAWAL has signed a managed services agreement with Swedish tech giant, Ericsson, to help reduce the company’s carbon footprint in Saudi Arabia.
TAWAL will utilise Ericsson’s end-to-end suite of managed services including its Energy Infrastructure Operations which offers an innovative approach to operate energy infrastructure for mobile operators and tower companies.

“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,” said Eng. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Alhakbani, chief executive officer of TAWAL.
The agreement will allow TAWAL to take significant steps towards supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by establishing infrastructure for telecommunications operators and a stable platform to ensure connectivity for all residents.

As part of the deal, Ericsson will provide 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.
“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,” said Eva Andren, vice president and head of managed services for Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

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