Ericsson has been selected by Algerie Telecom as the sole supplier and systems integrator for its network upgrade. The move sets the stage for Algerie Telecom to migrate to an all-IP network.
As part of the agreement, Ericsson will supply its Telephony Softswitch solution, which provides a simplified network architecture that enables the evolution towards an all-IP network by delivering full telephony services over IP infrastructure.
Ericsson will also be responsible for network deployment, support and training services. Deployment and systems integration will start in November, with the migration set to be completed by mid-2008. The deal follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ericsson and Algerie Telecom to secure and modernize the operator’s network.
Slimane Khireddine, CEO of Algerie Telecom, said: This deal paves the way for the modernization of our network, a move that will cement our market-leading position while preparing us for the introduction of innovative multimedia services.
Johan Lallerstedt, head of Ericsson northern Africa, said: We are delighted to build on our long-term relationship with Algerie Telecom and provide them with a solution that can ensure a secure migration path, enabling the integration of traditional telephony with IP-based broadband traffic over a single network.