PTCL selects Alcatel-Lucent to deliver “Broadband Pakistan”
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a multi-year agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to deliver its broadband access solution, enabling PTCL to provide high-speed services throughout Pakistan.
Supporting PTCL’s nation-wide program branded “Broadband Pakistan”, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy 100,000 IP DSLAM lines throughout the country, including rural regions and outlying districts of urban centers. Alcatel-Lucent’s turnkey solution will be supported by network element management tools that include provisioning, fault management and disaster recovery. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide network integration services including project management, application/software integration, installation, deployment, and testing.
“Broadband Pakistan is a major initiative for PTCL and our country-wide deployment plans are very aggressive. As the leader in IP DSLAM solutions, Alcatel-Lucent is a strategic partner for us to support our ambitious business objectives and deliver best quality services to our customers,” said Walid Irshaid, President and CEO, PTCL.
“This agreement with PTCL demonstrates our strong commitment to support them in delivering innovative multimedia and Internet services as broadband further develops in this country,” said Frédéric Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide its 7302 solution which is part of the market-leading ISAM (Intelligent Services Access Manager) product family and its 5523 ADSL Workstation (AWS) for network element management.
Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM product portfolio leads the DSLAM market with a cumulative market share of 41%, more than double its nearest competitor. With more than 180 customers deploying the ISAM product portfolio - including 80% of the top 20 DSLAM operators in the world - Alcatel-Lucent continues to be the undisputed leader in the DSLAM market.
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