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ITC selects Huawei for network expansion

Upgrade will allow future proofing of service offerings

ITC selects Huawei for network expansion
Eng. Ghassan Itani (left) CEO, ITC, signs the agreement with James Wu, CEO, Huawei Saudi.

Saudi telecoms service provider Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) today announced it has signed an agreement with China-based equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, to renovate and expand the capacity of its network data infrastructure for IP/MPLS services.

The upgrade is expected to allow ITC to future proof its service offerings and build cloud computing applications.

“Expanding ITC’s Core Network [reflects our] strong commitment to the development of the telecommunications market in the kingdom and to continuously offer premium and advanced services to our valued customers,” said Eng. Ghassan Itani, CEO, ITC.

“Signing this agreement with Huawei will be [in line with a strategic partnership between ITC and Huawei to develop and deploy ITC] projects in the kingdom, such as data connectivity, and Internet services.”

"We are glad to be awarded the contract by ITC in which we will provide several kinds of IP products, such as the NE40E series, ME60 series and others," said James Wu, Huawei Saudi CEO.

"Huawei [holds] a leading position in the Middle East and worldwide for IP products, and we hope the IP core network expansion will help ITC provide powerful services, acquire a bigger customer base and realise more business success."

ITC was recently named the Best Saudi Telecom Operator for 2013 (Business Services) at TESLA 2013, an annual gathering of leading telecom, technology and information professionals and companies in Saudi Arabia.

In seven years of operations, the company has passed a number of milestones, including an independent 17,000km national fibre network, several data centres across the country and seven international gateways.

ITC also reported it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management system.

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