Ericsson selected by Telecom Egypt
Ericsson has been selected by Telecom Egypt, the largest fixed operator in the country, to expand its transport network in the Nile delta area.
The Ericsson solution will 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, said: "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."
On his turn, Johan Lallerstedt, President Ericsson Egypt, stated: "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."