Riyadh, 25 October — Lucent Technologies has awarded a SR54
million contract to Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) for in-Kingdom
manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and the testing and integration
of switching cabinets.
This was announced by Michael C. Craft, president, Lucent Technologies
International Inc., Saudi Arabian Branch, who said the PCBs will be used in
Lucent Technologies’ sophisticated switching and transmission equipment for the
implementation of Saudi Telecom Co.’s (STC) recently announced Telephone
Expansion Projects. “Lucent is delighted to continue to work with Advanced
Electronics Company,” Craft said.
“AEC has implemented significant contracts for Lucent in the past (totaling
over SR1.41 billion) and has demonstrated its capabilities as one of our Grade A
suppliers. This agreement is another example of our commitment to support the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s offset interests in the development and expansion of
the telecommunications Industry in Saudi Arabia,” he added.
AEC is a Saudi Economic Offset Company that Lucent has worked with in the
Abdul Aziz Sugair, president & CEO of AEC, said: “We are extremely proud of
our association with Lucent Technologies and appreciate Lucent’s recognition and
trust of our manufacturing competence. This contract emphasizes the excellent
cooperation between the two companies.”
He also lauded “the visionary outlook” of the senior leadership in the Saudi
Telecom Co. (STC) in expanding the local companies’ participation in their
expansion projects." This contract is another good indication of the quality and
commitment of our workforce, a majority of which are Saudis,” he said.