Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent sign 4G LTE agreement

27 February 2013 |


Etisalat has signed an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to extend the UAE-based carrier’s LTE coverage across its global footprint.

The deal includes a new partnership in Sri Lanka and is intended to help Etisalat develop an efficient and sustainable platform to deliver 4G services to its subscribers.

“This joint business collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent will enable our customers to experience cutting-edge broadband connectivity in terms of fast internet access, mobile TV applications, video streaming and video calls,” said Dumindra Ratnayaka, CEO at Etisalat Sri Lanka.

“The mobile broadband infrastructure expertise Alcatel-Lucent brings in, assures Etisalat to deliver revolutionary 4G LTE services to our customers.”

The deal, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, demonstrates Etisalat’s commitment to global expansion following its bid to acquire the majority stake in Maroc Telecom.