First time in Africa, Nokia powers 200G optical service on TE’s Delta Backbone Network
Nokia announced on Monday that Telecom Egypt (TE) has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double the backbone capacity on its Delta Region’s DWDM backbone network.
The announcement came during the Cairo ICT exhibition, where the company revealed that the commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June, and is the first 200G long distance and single carrier transmission service in Africa.
Moreover, the two companies revealed that they worked closely to upgrade TE’s current Nokia1830 PSS backbone network, in order to cope with the growing demand for mobile video and ultra-broadband services.
Ahmed El-Beheiry, managing director and CEO for TE, explained that increasing TE’s capacity will enable the company to offer highspeed broadband and LTE services while cutting the costs.
Asserting his confidence in Nokia, TE’s long-term partner, El Beheiry, said that the upgrade will help maintain the company’s leading position in offering the latest and best-in-class technology solutions to its customers.
According to Nokia, the new network’s capacity increase will bring higher-rate broadband services to customers, as well as higher data rates for LTE mobile subscribers. Upgrading the existing Nokia PSS 1830 switches with Nokia’s PSE technology will enable TE to double its capacity while reducing operating costs.
“We are proud to be part of this ground-breaking agreement for the continent.We have a longstanding partnership with TE and are pleased to see the growth in demand for both their broadband and LTE services,” said Amr ElLeithy, head of the MEA market for Nokia. He added “This is exactly what we had in mind when we designed the 1830 PSS platform. Its flexibility and easy upgradability will allow TE to proactively manage the data explosion and develop new revenue streams—all while improving experience for their customers.”