Alcatel-Lucent lands Saudi Telecom broadband access network contract

Saudi Telecom has tapped Alcatel-Lucent to expand its broadband access network, giving it the ability to handle bandwidth intensive applications like online video and IPTV.

The project--leveraging Alcatel-Lucent's leading VDSL2 and GPON technologies--will enable STC to provide state-of-the-art, bandwidth-demanding applications to its customers and expand the reach of its network while benefiting from enhanced aggregation and transport capabilities.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) platform--supporting DSL and GPON technologies and a cornerstone of its High Leverage Network architecture. Alcatel-Lucent's ISAM family of IP access products enables the seamless and cost-effective delivery of high-speed broadband multimedia services to mass markets--such as high-speed data, IPTV, VoIP and content-on-demand.

"This project further strengthens Alcatel-Lucent's long-term relationship with STC as we remain committed to deliver our best-of-breed solutions and global services expertise to the Saudi market," said Adolfo Hernandez, president of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Alcatel-Lucent supports large mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. The company currently is involved in over 100 FTTH projects worldwide, over 85 of which are with GPON.

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