Egypt's $ 700 million CityStars development chooses Avaya Solutions
Egypt's $700 million CityStars development will employ the connectivity solutions of Avaya Inc., an international provider of communications networks for businesses. The solutions will provide high-speed communications infrastructure for CityStars. Avaya is working closely with its Authorized BusinessPartner, TriTech, a Giza-based company employing around 160 people, to complete the project by 2003.
The new 70,000 square meter development, in Heliopolis near Cairo Airport, is estimated to have cost $700 million and is one of the first developments of its type in the Middle East to offer voice, data and entertainment over structured cabling.
When finished, the project's communication network will comprise more than 2,000 kilometer of Avaya's SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED copper cabling and about 20 kilometer of its SYSTIMAX OptiSPEED fiber cabling connecting approximately 50,000 communications outlets throughout the offices and apartments as well as CityStars' shopping and hotel complex.
Businesses occupying one of the project's 10 buildings will have access to services such as IP telephony and broadband Internet connections. Residents of the 266 apartments and three hotels, two five-star and one four-star, will be connected to satellite TV and video-on-demand services. Over 4,000 video/TV outlets will give tenants and guests, a selection of more than 100 broadband satellite channels.
Each CityStars building has a Main Distribution Frame (MDF) on the ground floor linked, in a ring, to the other 18 MDFs via OptiSPEED singlemode fibre. Within the buildings, each MDF is linked to Intermediate Distribution Frames (IDFs) on the floors above, this time using the multimode fiber version of OptiSPEED.
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500. Providing secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems, communications software applications and services, Avaya is driving the convergence of voice and data applications across IT networks enabling businesses large and small to leverage existing and new networks to enhance value, improve productivity and gain competitive advantage. — (menareport.com)
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