Etihad Atheeb, ZTE sign backbone upgrade agreement

2 Aug 2016

Saudi Arabian operator Etihad Atheeb Telecom (GO Telecom) has awarded a five-year contract to equipment vendor ZTE Corporation to upgrade its backbone infrastructure. The deal, worth SAR47 million (USD12.5 million), will increase the capacity of GO Telecom’s infrastructure for broadband and fixed telephone and fibre-optic services and the number of access points for business solutions services.

TeleGeography notes that telco offers services to both the residential and corporate sectors across its WiMAX, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and IP/MPLS networks. In Q1 2015 GO Telecom introduced its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service – offered over market leader STC’s fibre network – after it gained access to 30,000 fibre-optic ports via an Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRU) deal worth SAR408 million.

Saudi Arabia, Etihad Atheeb (GO Telecom), ZTE