Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mobily Saudi Arabia Tests 100G with Alcatel-Lucent

Mobily, the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat in Saudi Arabia, has completed a trial of 100 Gbps technology in Jeddah with Alcatel-Lucent.

"Mobily is committed to providing its customers with innovative communications solutions. The introduction of 100G will allow us to meet the ongoing business and entertainment broadband needs of both current and new customers as we continue to grow our subscriber base in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," said Abdul Aziz Al Tamami, COO of Mobily.

The Alcatel-Lucent 100G solution used for the trial is part of its Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT) solution which integrates IP and optical transport technologies, and is based on Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS).