TELECOM EGYPT TURNS TO ZHONE FOR VOIP
Telecom Egypt has announced a project with Zhone Technologies to deploy the supplier’s MALC broadband loop carrier technology which will provide VoIP and data services for various parts of its network.
The project combines Zhone’s MALC with Nortel’s CS2K softswitch and ATM network technology allowing circuit switched voice to move onto the pure packet network transparently to end users in terms of service availability, call quality and billing. Zhone's MALC also provides a proven roadmap for the delivery of new voice, video and data services such as ADSL2+, VDSL2, PON, Ethernet and IP Video.
Dawlat El Badawy, Telecom Egypt’s vice chairman for project planning, said, “The Scope of this Project is to install a Nortel CS2K Softswitch along with the Zhone MALC as access concentrators in the TE network. This will allow TE to provide its customers with voice services including both POTS and VoIP Services.”
Telecom Egypt is the region’s largest fixed line operator with a subscriber base of over 10 million.