The network upgrade is made possible by the enhanced aggregation and transport features of Alcatel-Lucent's broadband access, IP, optical and services solutions.
"Our strong presence in Saudi Arabia and our long-term history with Saudi Telecom enabled us to understand its network requirements, and work together to provide the best solution in an optimal timeframe,"
said Vincenzo Nesci, Alcatel-Lucent's Vice President for Middle East and Africa.
Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its packet optical transport solution for DSLAM traffic aggregation and Ethernet business services, along with its DSL and GPON /MSAN technology. The company will also leverage its services expertise in the areas of project management, network analysis, software integration, integration services and technical support services to deliver a true turnkey services solution.
This provides better coverage for broadband services and increases the bandwidth for enhanced applications, such as IPTV and other innovative triple play services.