Tunisie Telecom, a telecommunications provider in Tunisia, and Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) have recently forged A new three-year agreement, to offer ultra-broadband access services for residential and enterprise customers in Tunisia.
This new partnership will allow Tunisia residents to enjoy high quality voice calls, faster Internet access, and new services and this is made possible using ADSL, VDSL and GPON technology from Alcatel-Lucent.
Tunisie Telecom is the integrated incumbent operator in the country. The company markets a full range of fixed, mobile and Internet data transmission services. It offers tailor-made products and services to residential customers, small businesses and large corporations, as well as third party operators.
The company took the major step of trialing Alcatel-Lucent s VDSL2 Vectoring technology, to offer superior broadband services throughout the country. VDSL2 vectoring technology offers an easy migration path toward 100 Mbps ultra-broadband that can make provisions for wide range applications like video-on-demand and online gaming for consumers and secure point-to-point Ethernet services for the enterprise.
Currently, Alcatel-Lucent's Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) 7302 platform is running on Tunisie’s existing copper cable infrastructure.
Nizar Bouguila, Chief Technology Officer of Tunisie Telecom said, “We were looking for a comprehensive technology solution that would allow us to reinforce our position as the leader in providing high-speed, high-quality voice and broadband services in Tunisia. The trial in late 2012 demonstrated to us Alcatel-Lucent had the technology and expertise to achieve our immediate goals and support our longer-term plans in the most timely and cost-efficient way.”
The use of vectoring will enable the operator to offer householders and businesses downstream data speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) using the existing copper access network.
Faical Haffoudhi, Country Senior Officer of Alcatel-Lucent Tunisia said, “Tunisie Telecom is a longstanding customer and we have worked very closely together to shape and evolve the network to the next level. This three-year agreement underscores the confidence Tunisie has in our VDSL2 and GPON technology and ability to help provide customers with the fastest broadband speeds possible now and in the future.”
Edited by Rory J. Thompson