Algeria gets Africa’s first 400G network
from AHMED MOOLLA in Algiers, Algeria
ALGIERS – ALCATEL-Lucent and Ooredoo Algeria have deployed what is said to be the first 400G ultra-broadband mobile access network in Africa.
The firms said this would provide maximum capacity and transmission quality necessary to meet growing demand for high-speed mobile bandwidth Alcatel-Lucent and Ooredoo Algeria, a subsidiary of Ooredoo group, have built a high-capacity optical transport network to connect Algeria’s mains cities of Algiers, Constantine and Oran- as well as smaller cities – with high-speed ultra broadband mobile access.
The network will be based on Alcatel-Lucent’s Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical transport technology using the 1830 Photonic Service Switch platform, which is now the mainstay of the company’s terrestrial optical business.
Joseph Ged, Chief Executive Officer at Ooredoo Algeria said Ooredoo Algeria has the fastest growing 3G network in the country and in north Africa.
“Our 400G network will be instrumental to support the best quality of experience (QoE) for our customers as well as to increase our market share in Algeria.
“Through this game-changing achievement we intend to consolidate our technology leadership within the Maghreb region but also in Algeria in order to offer to our clients best-in-class network in terms of capacity and speed,” he said.
Pierre Chaume, Vice-President, Alcatel-Lucent Middle East & North Africa, said thanks to 400G and the efficiency of OTN sub-wavelength grooming,
Ooredoo Algeria’s new network will support the booming explosion of data traffic generated by the proliferation of mobile devices such as smart
phones and tablets and do so in the most economical way.
“As Alcatel-Lucent, we are proud to be Ooredoo’s partner in the transport area and to enable Ooredoo Algeria to be the first service provider to deploy our 400G solution in Africa.
“It will enable Ooredoo Algeria to take and maintain the lead in
providing robust service in Algeria for the foreseeable future,” he said.
– CAJ News
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