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Published On: Fri, Oct 31st, 2014

MTN, Alcatel to Boost Connectivity with 100G Fiber-Optic Data Network

LAGOS OCTOBER 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-MTN Nigeria, which covers more than almost 90 percent of Nigeria’s land mass will in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent deploy 100G network that re-uses existing 10G optical assets thereby preserving MTN past investments while ensuring future proof and state of art solution.
MTN Nigeria is the biggest mobile operator in Nigeria, Africa’s
most populous country, and West Africa region with more than 58 million subscribers and also is the largest subsidiary in the MTN Group.

Its network covers 88.8 percent of the Nigeria’s land mass giving 86.2 percent of the population access to mobile services.
A press statement made available to URHOBOTODAY an online medium disclosed that Alcatel-Lucent is supporting MTN Nigeria’s rapid growth in mobile subscribers by building a 100G DWDM/OTN network using Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform, a family of equipment that has been designed according to the latest international SD-FEC zero touch photonics and coherent technology.
“Alcatel-Lucent Agile Optical Networking combines WDM, OTN, and GMPLS/ASON control plane intelligence to assure scalable, versatile, reliable and efficient transport at 100G and beyond.Quote,” the statement affirmed.
According to Lynda Saint-Nwafor, CTO of MTN Nigeria, “MTN realized we needed to upgrade our network to meet customer expectations for ultra-broadband connectivity and high reliability within Nigeria’s very competitive marketplace.
We wanted a state of the art solution that met three main criteria: increased network reliability, a high degree of scalability to
prepare the network for 400G and beyond, and preservation of our existing 10G investment. Alcatel-Lucent’s demonstrations showed that they could meet all of our criteria and we look forward to deploying the network overlay in 2014.”
Collaborating Linda Saint-Nwafor statement, Country Senior Officer of Alcatel-Lucent in Nigeria, Hatim Zougari said “We knew that MTN’s top priority was to provide reliability to their customers but they also wanted to offer ultra-broadband and they wanted to retain usefulness of as much of their legacy network as possible. We were able to show that we can give them a cost-effective solution that accomplishes all of their goals in a way that no one else could.”

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