Alcatel-Lucent has signed a multi-year agreement with Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), Pakistan's largest telecommunications company, to deliver high-speed broadband services throughout Pakistan.
France-based Alcatel-Lucent will deploy 100,000 IP DSLAM lines throughout the country through PTCL's national initiative Broadband Pakistan, which offers DSL services to customers who have the option of subscribing to volume-based (256Kbps, 512Kbps) or unlimited access (1Mbps) packages.
The project will be supported by network element management tools that include provisioning, fault management, and disaster recovery. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide network integration services including project management, application/software integration, installation, deployment, and testing.
The company will provide its 7302 application, a part of the ISAM (Intelligent Services Access Manager) product family, and 5523 ADSL Workstation (AWS) for network element management. It said its ISAM product portfolio leads the DSLAM market with a market share of 41%, with 80% of the top 20 DSLAM operators in the world deploying this product.
"This agreement with PTCL demonstrates our strong commitment to support them in delivering innovative multimedia and internet services as broadband further develops in this country," said Frederic Rose, president of Europe, Africa, and Asia at Alcatel-Lucent.