Telecom Egypt expands capacity with Nortel Networks
Telecom Egypt and the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have signed a five-year frame agreement with Nortel Networks, estimated at approximately $60 million for expansion and modernization of the Republic’s national telecommunications infrastructure.
Telecom Egypt's objectives for this expansion are to drive reduced capital and operating expenses, to make available a full set of high-quality voice services, and to build a foundation for future delivery of new multimedia and packet voice services.
Telecom Egypt expects to deploy Univity CDMA2000 1X solutions to offer fixed wireless services. Nortel Networks is implementing CDMA2000 1X for service providers around the world, and has designed, installed and launched CDMA networks for more than 65 operators in 17 countries.
Telecom Egypt was established in 1918 as the Egyptian Telegraph and Telephone Administrator. The company has adopted an ambitious plan to review and develop its switching and transmission network facilities. — (menareport.com)
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