EGYPT’S POWER COMPANY AWARDS ALCATEL 16M EURO CONTRACT FOR COMMS
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company selected Alcatel to provide a full turnkey telecommunications network and associated services for their internal communication needs. Although planned for internal company use, the high-speed data and voice links in the Western Nile delta area may yet become an interesting asset in a more liberalised Egyptian communications market.
The 16 million Euro contract fits in the frame of EETC’s main objective to provide telecommunications to serve the electricity transmission system in a secure and redundant way throughout the Western Nile delta area in Egypt. The project will provide high-speed data and voice links between High Voltage Substations and the WDRCC (West Delta Regional Control Center) which monitors power delivery throughout the relevant power network.
Alcatel will be responsible for designing, building and commissioning a multi-service communication system equipped with about 1000 kms of aerial fiber optic cables and a network of Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise communication servers. The main transmission system relies on Alcatel’s data-aware SDH Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems and will be managed by Alcatel’s integrated network management system that ensures an efficient and cost-effective traffic control and routing throughout all network levels.