Alcatel has been selected by Maroc Connect, a Moroccan supplier of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, for the deployment of a next-generation network (NGN). The first phase of this agreement, which is worth more than 25 million euros, foresees a network deployment in five major Moroccan areas. The services will be commercially deployed in early 2007.
The resulting network will help Maroc Connect lower costs, reduce customer churn and generate additional revenue from new services like voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPN).
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel is the systems integrator and primary contractor and will assist the operator in the development, operation and maintenance of the network.
«Alcatel is our partner of choice, from its innovative technologies and broad portfolio leadership (WiMAX, NGN, IP and IN) to its extensive experience in integrating and deploying complex solutions», said Mr. Karim Zaz, CEO of Maroc Connect. «Alcatel’s solution will bring us a competitive advantage, with a network that offers better overall performance».
Alcatel’s complete turnkey solution includes its 7515 Media Gateway (MG) and 5020 Softswitch. These products, which are part of Alcatel’s extensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-compliant NGN portfolio, provide end-to-end quality of service (QoS) and security functionality that enables service providers to bring innovative, value-added services to their customers. Leveraging the power of IMS, the Alcatel solution enables service providers to quickly develop, test, and launch innovative new user-centric applications – independent of the access technology used.
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