Saudi Telecom to expand broadband access network with GPON, VDSL2

NOVEMBER 23, 2010 -- Alcatel-Lucent says it has signed multi-million euro frame contracts with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the main telecommunications carrier in Saudi Arabia, to expand its broadband access network.

NOVEMBER 23, 2010 -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has signed multi-million euro frame contracts with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the main telecommunications carrier in Saudi Arabia, to expand its broadband access network. The project, which will leverage VDSL2 and GPON technologies from Alcatel-Lucent, will enable STC to improve service and expand the reach of its network while benefiting from enhanced aggregation and transport capabilities.

“As a major operator, STC is committed to provide its customers with the latest high-speed broadband services with the highest quality of service,” said Dr. Zeyad Al-Otaibi, STC’s vice president, networks. “We are confident that Alcatel-Lucent’s unique network expertise and the high technical competence of its local team will provide us with a superior -- though cost-effective -- upgrade of our broadband network, enabling us to continue to achieve this goal.”

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy is Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) platform, which supports DSL and GPON technologies. Specifically, the company will provide its 7302 ISAM with advanced voice capabilities and 7342 ISAM FTTU systems. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide a professional services to STC, including network design, deployment, installation, commissioning, testing, and full project management support.

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