Adtran announced on Monday that it collaborate with the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) to develop a joint manufacturing program in Egypt, according to Fierce Telecom.
In order to speed up the deployment of gigabit broadband speeds, the partnership will initially focus on building and deploying products from Adtran's fiber access portfolio in Egypt and throughout the region.
The initial work will include Adtran's XGS-PON, GPON and other SD-Access solutions. AOI is a leading manufacturer in the region, and partners with companies across a range of technologies including electronics, renewable energy, automotive and aeronautics.
“The technical expertise of the AOI, as well as its experience of working with other technology leaders, make them an ideal partner for Adtran in the region,” said Adtran's Ron Centis, senior vice president of global operations, in a prepared statement.
“Network operators around the world are rapidly moving to Gigabit and 10G as the demand from commercial, industrial and residential customers increases to support business and consumer applications and services. We are looking forward to serving this growing market.”
Noteworthy, the Econet Group and Telecom Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) enabling the South African based company to complete a terrestrial fiber optic network, which runs from Cape Town to Cairo.