Etisalat, the UAE's first and largest telecomms provider, is set to roll out a new Internet Protocol (IP) based network architecture from Alcatel-Lucent.
The telco, which has committed to moving to an all-IP network over the coming years, will deploy a range of Alcatel-Lucent systems. These will complement Etisalat's existing service routing solution, which is also based around Alcatel-Lucent technology.
"The transformation of operator networks is a trend we continue to see in all regions around the world as our customers strive to maintain an edge in this competitive marketplace," says Olivier Picard, president of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in Europe and South.
"We are very pleased that Etisalat, the leading service provider in the Middle East, continues to choose highly available and scalable Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS solutions as part of the foundation for its fully converged network," he adds.
This win reinforces Alcatel-Lucent's position as the number two vendor in the IP/MPLS space, with a 20% share of the market, according to Ovum-RHK. The firm is also the fastest-growing routing vendor in the world.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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