Tunisiana partners with Alcatel-Lucent for Tunisian wireline broadband access network

Wireless services provider Tunisiana has chosen Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to provide both hardware and services for the construction of a wireline broadband access network in Tunisia. The four-year agreement will see Alcatel-Lucent provide systems to support both GPON and VDSL2 architectures, as well as services that include designing, building, managing, and maintaining the network.

Wireless services provider Tunisiana has chosen Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to provide both hardware and services for the construction of a wireline broadband access network in Tunisia. The four-year agreement will see Alcatel-Lucent provide systems to support both GPON and VDSL2 architectures, as well as services that include designing, building, managing, and maintaining the network.

Tunisiana expects to begin commercial services on the new broadband access network next year.

The GPON and VDSL2 equipment deliveries will also include Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Network Analyzer, which offers troubleshooting capabilities, as well as the Motive Home Device Manager, which enables remote management of broadband devices in customers’ homes.

“Our mobile customers have come to expect a very high level of service quality and innovation,” said Hatem Mestiri, CTO of Tunisiana. “As we considered the challenges of building and managing a wireline network, we sought a solution that is as efficient as possible and keeps complexities to a minimum. Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in providing network solutions as well in the management of those networks has been demonstrated over many decades and made them the best choice for Tunisiana, making sure we can meet the needs and expectations of both existing and new customers.”

Faical Haffoudhi, country manager of Alcatel-Lucent Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania, added, “Our agreement with Tunisiana provides an exciting opportunity for Alcatel-Lucent to build a completely new wireline access network in a country that is experiencing a rapid adoption of new communications technologies. Tunisiana will be able to provide its customers with the highest service quality at all times, thanks to the unique combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s fixed access assets and our proven expertise in customer experience.”

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