Adtran invests with Egypt's AOI to deploy its fiber portfolio

Adtran teams up with Egypt's Arab Organization for Industrialization to deploy fiber solutions in the region. (FierceTelecom)

Adtran announced on Monday that it's teaming up the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) to develop a joint manufacturing program in Egypt.

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 look forward to serving this growing market.” 

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Adtran also announced on Monday a new series of gigabit Ethernet switches and a cloud-based testing performance solution for the Connect America Fund (CAF) program.