The commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa, Nokia said.
Telecom Egypt worked with its Nokia to upgrade its Nokia 1830 PSS backbone network to enhance the network capacity to fixed customers, as well as higher data rates for LTE mobile subscribers.
Telecom Egypt is upgrading its backbone network using Nokia 500G DWDM Muxponder, a programmable card that provides wavelength capacities from 50G to 250G per line port.
Based on Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) coherent digital signal processor, this programmability will allow Telecom Egypt to provision and tune the wavelength capacity per optical route to ensure that its network is operated at peak performance, capacity and lowest cost-per-gigabit, Amr El-Leithy, head of the MEA Market for Nokia, said.
“Doubling capacity on our existing backbone allows us to offer high-speed broadband and LTE services in addition to 100GE services for mobile operators, while reducing costs,” Ahmed El-Beheiry, chief executive officer for Telecom Egypt, said. – Telecom Lead