- Iran's first high-speed, DSL Internet network will be built by Alcatel (CGEP.PA) after it won a contract from technology concern Asre Danesh Azar, the French communications equipment maker said on Tuesday. Alcatel said in a statement it had won the contract, whose value it did not disclose, under a government plan for DSL privatization in Iran. The contract will provide high-speed Internet access in Tehran and other parts of Iran, which has controls on access to some parts of the Web and where Internet access is prized as a window onto the rest of the world. DSL, stands for digital subscriber line and provides high-speed access to the Internet over existing, copper telephone lines. Alcatel will install and support 100,000 DSL lines over the next three years. The first phase of the contract covers 23,000 lines and will be completed in May.
I hope so!