Ericsson to provide optical broadband solution to Telecom Egypt

Press release
May 08, 2007 09:00 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) 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.
The Ericsson solution 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, with exceptional bandwidth utilization and quality of service.

The contract includes the delivery of Marconi MHL 3000 for DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) transport and Marconi OMS 1600 for multi-service aggregation solutions.

Dawlat El Badawi, Deputy Chairman for Planning, Telecom Egypt, says: "We have selected Ericsson for this essential project through a limited tender. Telecom Egypt, being the sole supplier of transport networks for all mobile operators and internet service providers (ISPs) 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."

Johan Lallerstedt, President Ericsson Egypt, says: "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. Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering improves end users' access to fixed and mobile broadband services."

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

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About Telecom Egypt
Telecom Egypt (TE) is Egypt's incumbent telecommunications operator and the sole fixed-line operator in Egypt. With a fixed-line subscriber base of 12 million, Telecom Egypt is the largest fixed-line provider in the Middle East and Africa.

About Ericsson Full Service Broadband
Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering provides users with connectivity to any broadband service, anywhere and on any device, in a convenient way.
Ericsson's offering encompasses a unique combination of products and services that enable operators and network providers to meet the demand for anywhere access to broadband services, quickly, cost-effectively and with minimal risk.

Ericsson's Full Service Broadband architecture allows operators to merge fixed and mobile networks to create an integrated broadband network for all types of services. The offering includes solutions in mobile broadband, fixed broadband, service convenience, and efficient network convergence as well as integration services.