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STC inks deal for broadband expansion

Operator to use Alcatel-Lucent’s technology as well as professional services

STC's broadband network expansion is to help the operator to deliver high-speed broadband multimedia services in the country
STC's broadband network expansion is to help the operator to deliver high-speed broadband multimedia services in the country

STC, Saudi Arabia's incumbent telecom operator, has signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to expand its broadband network in the country.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family of IP access products to STC's existing network, which will help the operator to deliver high-speed broadband multimedia services such as high-speed data, IPTV, VoIP and content-on-demand, to mass markets.

Amr El-Leithy, head of Alcatel-Lucent for Middle East and Africa, said that the project further strengthens its long-term relationship with STC in providing solutions and global services expertise to the Saudi Arabian market.

As part of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will also be providing a comprehensive range of professional services to STC, including network design, deployment, installation, commissioning, testing and full project management support.