Alcatel wins UAE telecom contract
The Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) has awarded France’s Alcatel a new turnkey contract to expand its existing Intelligent Networks (IN) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new network and associated services are expected to be operational by the end of 2003.
The new project will provide Etisalat with the service-enabling technology needed to offer mobile services such as Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) including the combination of pictures, animations, audio and text, and ultimately video and audio streaming.
Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel will supply Etisalat with a complete Intelligent Network solution built on its proven Open Services Platform (OSP) to cover the entire Emirates. In addition, the solution includes Alcatel's Prepaid Suites (PPS), which gives the operator the ability to apply prepaid charging in real time for voice, data and content in a GPRS network.
Alcatel provides communications solutions, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to deliver content to any type of user. With sales of €16.5 billion in 2002, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. — (menareport.com)
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