Alcatel announced today that it has been awarded a $24 million contract by Enterprise of Telecommunications Laos (ETL) to upgrade its nationwide telecom network. This project, won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, is the latest in a series that the two companies have undertaken.
Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel will provide ETL with end-to-end telecommunications solutions including fixed lines, switches, multi-standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE network elements and transmission components.
Upon the completion of the project, ETL’s fixed and mobile network capacity will double, enabling users to take advantage of telecommunication services across the country.
Alcatel will also support the deployment of the Northern Laos segment of a 1000 km long nationwide optical backbone network to meet an increasing demand for high quality telecommunications services.
The new infrastructure will use Alcatel’s SDH Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems, including the Alcatel 1642 Edge Multiplexer and the Alcatel 1662 SMC.