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Telecom Egypt awards Alcatel voice-over-IP contract

Alcatel will provide key components of its IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) solution, including softswitch as well as media gateways to communicate between the existing TDM and new IP networks.

Alcatel has signed a contract with Telecom Egypt to transform part of its network and offer voice over IP (VoIP) services. Alcatel’s IP-based network transformation solution will enable Telecom Egypt grow its subscriber base as deregulation opens the Egyptian market to new entrants.

With this agreement, Alcatel will support Telecom Egypt in transforming part of its existing TDM network into an intelligent, service-oriented network based on innovative, next-generation technology.

Alcatel will provide key components of its IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) solution, including softswitch as well as media gateways to communicate between the existing TDM and new IP networks. In addition, Telecom Egypt will deploy a service router supplied by Alcatel.

"This end-to-end solution will open doors to new revenue-generating services, allowing us to provide our customers with the highest levels of excellence in all areas of service provisioning,” says Dawlat El Badawi, vice-chairman projects planning at Telecom Egypt.

Telecom Egypt is the largest fixed-line operator in the Middle East region, counting more than 10 million fixed-line subscribers. Egypt’s telecoms sector has been liberalising rapidly since the beginning of the year, with international voice providers being allowed into the market for the first time.

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