Algerie Telecom, Algeria’s state-owned operator, has appointed Nokia Networks to upgrade its transport network sites.
The development is intended to offer more reliable broadband connectivity and significantly better data services to Algerie Telecom users.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia Networks Global Services project management and network implementation will assure the smooth deployment of the IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multi Protocol Label Switching) solution from Juniper Networks. The Juniper Networks solution is optimised to provide industry-leading system scalability and performance of the transport network to address the unpredictable growth of data traffic.
The deployment will save operating costs and enable Algerie Telecom to offer flexible end-to-end transport services more efficiently and securely across network domains.
Commenting on the agreement, Azouaou Mehmel, president and CEO of Algerie Telecom Group, said “This project underlines our resolve to deliver a truly differentiated customer experience to our subscribers.”
Nokia Networks will also provide network planning, optimisation and systems integration to ensure that the opeartor’s network can deliver the necessary throughput, latency and resiliency. A five-year contract also provides hardware, software and competence development services to protect Algerie Telecom ‘s capital investment.
Nokia Networks has a long-standing partnership with Algerie Telecom having recently agreed an LTE contract. Commenting on the latest agreement, Igor Leprince, SVP and Head of Middle East and Africa, Nokia Networks said . “This engagement is a strong proof-point of Nokia Networks’ commitment to take Algerie Telecom to the next level of communications technology. And, we will continue to work together in helping the operator address future challenges and opportunities alike.”