Yemenis to get low-cost broadband Internet service soon [Archives:2005/816/Local News]

February 14 2005

Yemen Telecom (Public Telecommunication Corporation – PTC) had announced that broadband subscribers will finally be getting access to high speed internet connection, and to various broadband services within months. More than 3,000 DSL lines will be installed and put into commercial operation this month as part of a first phase in an agreement recently made between the company and Alcatel.

PTC, the official operator for fixed telephone networks and for mobile company 'Yemen Mobile' had granted the tender to supply equipment for a DSL network that delivers high-speed services across the country to Alcatel.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel will provide DSL lines over a period of 3 years to support the company's nationwide broadband deployment. Yemen Telecom will reportedly deploy the Alcatel 7301 Advanced Services Access Manager, a broadband access platform.