Alcatel enhances Q-Tel's mobile data services
Qatar’s fixed and mobile operator Qatar Telecom (Q-Tel) has selected French Alcatel's solutions to expand its GSM/GPRS-based mobile network nationwide, through the signature of three expansion contracts for a total value of $30 million.
Under these agreements, Alcatel will provide Q-Tel with its Evolium solution, including base transceiver stations (BTS), base station controllers (BSC), mobile switching centers (MSC), a home location register (HLR) and operation and maintenance controllers-radio (OMC-R). Alcatel will also supply an Intelligent Network (IN) platform for value-added services and revenue-generating applications such as prepaid (PPS).
To carry high-capacity traffic amongst the base stations, the network will utilize Alcatel's microwave radio systems managed by a network management platform. Along with the infrastructure equipment, Alcatel will ensure the entire management of the project, including network planning and implementation.
Alcatel designs, develops and builds communications networks, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to deliver content, such as voice, data and multimedia, to consumers worldwide. Today, one out of four operators trusts Alcatel for the supply of its GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 networks in all five continents.
Q-TEL is the exclusive telecommunications provider in Qatar until 2013 and is one of the largest public companies in the country with 1,700 employees. It was successfully launched on the Doha Securities Market (DSM), Abu Dhabi and Bahrain stock markets in 1998. — (menareport.com)
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