Alcatel teams with AEC for DSL deployment in Saudi Arabia
CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it is working with Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) of Saudi Arabia to support the deployment of Alcatel’s Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) solution for Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
Alcatel selected AEC for the integration and testing of its DSL solution to support the recently announced contract with STC, the largest DSL contract in the Middle East. The agreement between Alcatel and AEC supports STC’s objectives of contributing to the Saudi industry by involving local firms and the development of local expertise.
Alcatel’s customer-focused professional services and market-leading DSL portfolio combined with AEC’s proven history of implementing a wide range of strategic telecommunication projects will greatly benefit STC and expedite the delivery of DSL services within Saudi Arabia.
“AEC has the technical capabilities and local resources that are capable of meeting the highest international quality standards and different requirements including speed of implementation,” said Dr. Ghassan Al Shibl, AEC’s President and CEO.
Guy Martin-Prevel, Alcatel’s country manager for Saudi Arabia added: ”AEC’s expertise makes it an ideal partner for Alcatel in the Middle East, and in Saudi Arabia in particular. With this agreement, Alcatel will continue to support the rapid growth of broadband access solutions in the region.”