Saudi Telecom expands broadband GPON/DSL network

OCTOBER 9, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent says it has signed a multi-million Euro frame contract with Saudi Telecom, the main telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia and the biggest Arab operator, to expand, extend, and upgrade its existing broadband network.

OCTOBER 9, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent says it has signed a multi-million Euro frame contract with Saudi Telecom, the main telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia and the biggest Arab operator, to expand, extend, and upgrade its existing broadband network to serve an additional two million residential and enterprise customers by the end of 2010. Underserved customers in areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now be able to enjoy triple-play services such as IPTV and converged communications.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its packet optical transport platform for DSLAM traffic aggregation and Ethernet business services, along with its DSL and GPON/MSAN technology. The company will also leverage its services expertise in the areas of project management, network analysis, software integration, integration services, and technical support services to deliver a turnkey services package. This provides better coverage for broadband services and increases the bandwidth for enhanced applications, such as IPTV and other triple play services, according to Alcatel-Lucent.

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