Sunday, May 4, 2008

Libya Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent for WiMAX

Libya Telecom and Technology, the national Internet Service Provider in Libya,

selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the first commercial WIMAX network based on the 802.16e-2005 standard in the country. Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide a complete WiMAX infrastructure solution, including the radio access network, microwave backhaul and IP routers and will deploy around 120 sites in a first phase. The new network will support VoIP and high-speed Internet access. LTT plans to launch the commercial service on the network in September 2008. Financial terms were not disclosed.