PARADYNE TO OFFER ADSL2+ SERVICE TO TELCOS IN EGYPT

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US broadband equipment-maker Paradyne is to provide its ADSL2+ technology to telecoms operators in Egypt under the government's information society initiative. The three-year initiative - announced in May by the then communications minister Ahmed Nazief, now prime minster - will see ADSL services installed in an initial 50,000 homes in the first 12 months.

ADSL2+ allows data rates of 24 Mbps over existing telephone lines, ample bandwidth to support digital television in addition to multiple voice lines and high-speed networking.