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Yemen selects Alcatel for fixed line upgrade

Yemen’s Public Telecommunication Corporation (PTC) has chosen Alcatel to provide additional network expansion and to modernise its fixed network. The upgrade will allow Yemen PTC to deploy over 220,000 new telephone lines across the country.

Yemen’s Public Telecommunication Corporation (PTC) has chosen Alcatel to provide additional network expansion and to modernise its
fixed line network. The upgrade will allow Yemen PTC to deploy over
220,000 new telephone lines across the country.

The agreement will see the deployment of Alcatel's 1000 MM switching systems to enable Yemen PTC to offer new services such as high-speed Internet access and multimedia services. “It will also significantly raise its network capacity and reduce drastically its costs in network engineering and operations (OPEX),” says Kamal Al Gerby, director general of Yemen PTC.

Alcatel's current installed base in Yemen amounts to 630,000 terminations, representing an 80 percent share of the local fixed market. With over 320 million lines delivered worldwide on digital switching systems, Alcatel connects one out of five subscribers in the world.

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