‘’Tunisie Telecom’’ seals nationwide ultra-broadband deal
A three-year contract has been signed between Tunisia’s leading telecommunications provider, Tunisie Telecom, and Alcatel-Lucent in a bid to transform the carrier’s voice and data network. The deal will pave the way for ultra-broadband access services for residential and enterprise customers nationwide. The contract follows the successful use of Alcatel-Lucent’s Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) 7302 platform to test the VDSL2 Vectoring technology in December 2012.
Nizar Bouguila, Chief Technology Officer of Tunisie Telecom stated that the deal is part of their efforts to “reinforce our position as the leader in providing high-speed, high-quality voice and broadband services” with the help of Alcatel’s comprehensive technology solution.
The current VDSL2 vectoring technology, a key component of Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio, allows a smooth migration path towards 100 Mbps ultra-broadband. It can support a wide range of applications and secure point-to-point Ethernet services for enterprises. Tunisie Telecom has therefore selected Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM to upgrade thousands of existing voice line to provide voice and ultra-broadband services to thousands of customers.
Faiçal Haffoudhi, Country Senior Officer of Alcatel-Lucent Tunisia boasted that the sealing of a new three year deal showcases their “ability to help provide customers with the fastest broadband speeds possible now and in the future.” The project is incorporated in Tunisie Telecom’s strategic plan to gradually develop its voice and data networks into a single IP infrastructure.
Subscribers to the company will be benefitting from high quality voice calls, faster Internet access, and new services upon the completion of the upgrade. Known for its leading role in telecommunications in the country, Tunisie Telecom provides a wide range of services. It is also the only operator in the country providing domestic inter-operators connections and the first to launch innovative services by anticipating its customers’ needs.