Telco Systems announced that the company has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE.
As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data center services to member university campuses and research facilities across the country and interconnectivity with other NRENs around the world. KENET also provides shared cloud-based services, including co-location of servers, dedicated virtual servers for e-learning systems and video and web conferencing.
Three years ago, Telco Systems supplied KENET with its IP/MPLS technologies that were used to build KENET’s 10GE carrier Ethernet network, which was managed and fully orchestrated by an aggregation and demarcation solution. For this 100GE network upgrade, Telco Systems delivered its T-Metro 8100 service aggregation platform and cloud gateway. T-Metro 8100 provides carrier Ethernet 2.0, MPLS, IP (Layer 3) and SDN capabilities and offers massive service scalability and carrier class resiliency.
For KENET, these T-Metro 8100 devices are managed and orchestrated by Telco Systems’ EdgeGenie Orchestrator service provisioning management system, which was also previously deployed in 2013 when Telco Systems originally supplied KENET’s carrier Ethernet network. By upgrading its network capacity to 100GE, KENET has been able to improve the quality of existing services, offer additional advanced services and meet the growing bandwidth requirements of its education and research institution customers and their users.