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Alcatel-Lucent Wins Yemen GSM Contract

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Alcatel Lucent has won a EUR20 million (USD29 million) contract with MTN for the expansion of its GSM EDGE network in Yemen. The contract includes core and radio network equipment, a microwave transmission system along with network integration and deployment services, radio network optimization and managed services.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will supply its ATCA-based Base Station Controllers (BSC) Evolution. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent will supply its Twin TRX radio transceiver. Alcatel-Lucent also will supply a microwave transmission system, as well as high-capacity core switching and Intelligent Network extensions.

"This agreement is a further testimony to our leadership in the delivery of the latest generation of GSM/EDGE radio solutions, and further strengthens our relationship with MTN. We are fully committed to helping MTN strengthen its market leadership in Yemen and enhance its competitiveness," said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent's business in Europe, Asia and Africa. "With our strong local presence, project management organization and our state-of-the-art wireless technology, we are confident that we will be able to meet MTN's expectations in providing a first-class network."

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