Monday, December 1, 2014

Ooredoo Algeria Deploys 400G with Alcatel-Lucent

Ooredoo Algeria is deploying a high-capacity optical transport network to connect Algeria’s mains cities of Algiers, Constantine and Oran using Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch platform.  The agile optical network is Africa’s first Alcatel-Lucent 400G backbone. It will be fully operational before the end of 2014.

Alcatel-Lucent is supplying Ooredoo Algeria with its soft decision forward error correction (SD-FEC)-based 100G coherent optical technology developed using the company’s 400G Photonic Service Engine (PSE). SD-FEC increases the performance and reach of 400G signals.

The 1830 PSS is now Alcatel-Lucent’s primary terrestrial optics platform, in use with over 500 customers.

“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. We are proud of our team who has been able to successfully implement cutting-edge projects to meet highest standard of the industry with the support of our partner Alcatel-Lucent. One again, Ooredoo demonstrates the Algerian telecoms leadership not only in the Maghreb but also in Africa,” stated Josepg Ged, Chief Executive Officer at Ooredoo Algeria.