Monday, May 15, 2006

Telecom Egypt Selects Alcatel for IMS Transition

Telecom Egypt, the national fixed incumbent operator, selected Alcatel to transform part of its network from TDM to IP. Specifically, Alcatel will provide key components of its IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) solution, including the Alcatel 5020 Softswitch as well as the Alcatel 7510 and 7515 Media Gateways to communicate between the existing TDM and new IP networks. In addition, Telecom Egypt will deploy the Alcatel 7750 Service Router and Alcatel 5620 Service Aware Manager in multiple sites. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"This contract is a big step forward in our relationship with Telecom Egypt and further positions Alcatel as the partner of choice for operators implementing IP network transformation projects," said Michel Rahier, President of Alcatel's fixed communications activities.