MAY 8, 2007 -- Ericsson (search for Ericsson) has been selected by Telecom Egypt, the largest fixed operator in the Middle East and Africa, to expand its transport network in the Nile delta area.
Ericsson says its equipment will significantly increase capacity in the backbone network, allowing Telecom Egypt to meet the rapidly growing demand for broadband capacity required for high-speed data, storage, video, and voice services.
The contract includes the delivery of Marconi MHL 3000 for DWDM transport and Marconi OMS 1600 for multi-service aggregation.
"We have selected Ericsson for this essential project through a limited tender," reports Dawlat El Badawi, Telecom Egypt's deputy chairman for planning. "Telecom Egypt, being the sole supplier of transport networks for all mobile operators and internet service providers in Egypt, values Ericsson's support, which will give us a flexible means to respond to the rising demand for bandwidth while limiting expenditure in the core network."
"We are very proud to have been selected by Telecom Egypt to modernize and expand its installed transport network for further capacity growth, thus increasing the operator's revenue in the most cost-efficient way possible," adds John Lallerstedt, president of Ericsson Egypt. "Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering improves end users' access to fixed and mobile broadband services."