Ooredoo Group and Alcatel-Lucent sign five-year frame supply agreement for ultra-broadband IP transport networks
AA – Ooredoo Group has signed a frame supply agreement with Alcatel-Lucent, extending and reinforcing the existing long-term collaboration between both companies. The agreement covers the technology evolution and latest innovations relating to ultra-broadband IP and transport networks. This contract will extend for five years and will benefit operations across the Ooredoo footprint in Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia.
As a result of this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will supply state-of-the-art, full packet microwave, high bandwidth optical networking & IP routing platforms which will enhance Ooredoo’s customers’ experience, whether it is for rich communications, watching video entertainment from fixed/mobile devices or accessing cloud-based business applications. Alcatel-Lucent is also providing its professional services expertise including network management services.
The new agreement follows Ooredoo’s strategy to enhance network performance across its global footprint, to deliver a superior online experience for customers and to provide the foundations for a new wave of “smart” services.
Ahmed Al Derbesti, COO of Ooredoo Group, said: “Ooredoo is pursuing an ambitious network leadership strategy, which will support our efforts to ensure that our customers get the most out of today’s digital, connected world. Our agreement with Alcatel-Lucent builds on our long-standing collaboration with this international leader and strengthens our network as we continue to strive to enrich our customers’ lives by providing cutting-edge digital and mobile services.”
Philippe Guillemot, COO and Sales Officer of Alcatel-Lucent: “Alcatel-Lucent is proud to deliver to Ooredoo its IP routing and transport solutions to meet the challenges of a networking landscape evolving to address the shift to video, cloud-based services and massive networking traffic growth. We are committed to support now and in the long term, Ooredoo’s strong development in all Ooredoo’s markets in Africa, the Middle-East and in Asia-Pacific.”
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