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Alcatel-Lucent upgrading DJEZZY (OTA) network in Algeria with microwave solution to meet increasing demand for ultra-broadband access

Microwave packet radio solution will provide DJEZZY (OTA) with 3G connectivity today and 4G LTE ultra-broadband access in the future

Paris, France – WEBWIRE

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its industry-leading 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution, upgrading OTA’s mobile backhaul architecture to meet demand created by expanding ownership of smartphones.

OTA, a division of Vimpelcom, is Algeria’s leading mobile service provider, and Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 MPR long-haul system will provide it with more than eight times the capacity in a third of the footprint of traditional systems.

The system will also provide a much more cost-effective soluton for providing access outside urban areas and in remote regions of Algeria . The network upgrade will support OTA’s current need to provide 3G access as well as offer ultra-broadband 4G LTE services in the future.

Key Facts:

  • DJEZZY (OTA) ’s deployment of the Alcatel-Lucent 9500 MPR ensures that the sevice provider will have proper transmission capabilities now and into the future.
  • Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading 9500 MPR solution is currently deployed in over 260 networks around the world.
  • Alcatel-Lucent will also be providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 7705 SAR A and SAM 5620
  • The MPR will be deployed in four zones out of a total of six, covering 67% of DJEZZY (OTA) ’s network.
  • The 9500 MPR long-haul system will satisfy increased demand for data from DJEZZY (OTA)’s customers by providing a path to 10 gigabit-per-second (10G) capacity between microwave towers.


Philip Tohme , CEO of DJEZZY (OTA) said: “Our  customers are demanding ultra-broadband connectivity. Byincreasing the capacity of microwave transmission Alcatel-Lucent’s solution will enable us to offer our customers the services at a top notch technology”

Pierre Chaume, Vice-president of Alcatel-Lucent activities in MENA (MiddleEast and North Africa) said:  “Our customers demand for increased mobile ultra- broadband capacity seems to be worldwide but each of our customers faces unique challenges in satisfying that demand.  For OTA, deployment of our microwave solution is the best way to give their customers what they want today and into the forseeable future as well.”

About Orascom Telecom Algeria:

 ;(OTA), under the commercial brand « Djezzy », is one of the leading mobile operator in Algeria with almost 18 million subscribers and a network covering all the country in 48 wilayas. It acquired the country’s second GSM license in 11 July 2001. OTA launched its operations in February 2002. Djezzy is part of the Vimpelcom group, the sixth largest mobile network operator in the world, present in 16 countries and serving more than 220 million customers. The operator offers a range of prepaid and postpaid voice, data and multimedia telecommunications services.   If you need more info regarding Djezzy (OTA) please visit: and you can follow us on twitter @djezzyofficial.


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