Monday, August 24, 2009

Lebanon's OGERO Picks Zhone for Network Access

OGERO, the incumbent telecommunications operator of the government of Lebanon has named Zhone Technologies as its preferred IP access equipment provider. OGERO selected Zhone equipment to support several major projects which include public Wi-Fi access throughout the capital city of Beirut, and ADSL2+, EFM and VDSL2 deployments nationwide. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As the national incumbent in Lebanon, OGERO has already successfully rolled out services to over 75 percent of the country's DSL subscriber base using Zhone's MALC multi-service access platforms (MSAPs) and 8800 IP DSLAMs.

SkyZhone, Zhone's metro Wi-Fi solution, enables OGERO to leverage their existing copper infrastructure and Zhone management system (ZMS) which significantly reduces cost of provisioning and operations. SkyZhone is the only metro Wi-Fi system to provide integrated DSL backhaul and line powering coupled with an 802.11n, all-MIMO antenna architecture.