First time in Africa, Nokia pow­ers 200G op­ti­cal ser­vice on TE’s Delta Back­bone Net­work

The Daily News Egypt - - News - By Mo­hamed Samir

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.”

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