NSN to develop a new broadband network for Albtelecom

18 Mar 2008

Albtelecom, the incumbent fixed line network operator which is 76% owned by the Turkish consortium CT Tel, has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to develop a Next Generation Network (NGN), in a move designed to allow it to expand broadband services to more of its subscriber base. ‘Albtelecom has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks thanks to its strong competence in Next Generation Network solutions and also due to our long-time collaboration, especially in the areas of switches and multiplexing,’ said Ercan Agir, Deputy General Manager of Albtelecom. Under the recently signed contract, NSN will deliver an efficient, consolidated network capable of offering broadband voice and data services. The solution will feature the equipment vendor’s SURPASShiE 9200 softswitch and broadband access technology based on its Multiservice Access Node (MSAN), which integrates both fibre-optic and copper access technology.