Orascom and Alcatel-Lucent - Egypt

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a turnkey contract with Orascom Telecom to lay the Mediterranean Sea segment of a new 3,850 km submarine cable network, named Middle East North Africa (MENA). MENA will link Egypt, Italy and Saudi Arabia, delivering an ultimate capacity of 5.76 Tbit/s that will greatly increase international and regional connectivity. The project is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2009.

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