Liquid Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent's DWDM and GPON Portfolios for Network Expansion in Kenya & Uganda

Liquid Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent's DWDM and GPON Portfolios for Network Expansion in Kenya & Uganda Image Credit: Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom, a leading provider of fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services for Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and enterprises has selected Alcatel-Lucent to provide various GPON and DWDM technologies for the expansion of its networks in Kenya and Uganda.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing its 7360 ISAM FX and 5520 Access Management System to support GPON-enabled fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) as well as its industry-leading IP Transport product family including the 1626 LM to support the DWDM. The GPON upgrade will enable the service provider to serve home and business segments, while the DWDM upgrades will enable Liquid Telecom to add capacity needed to meet the demand for broadband services.

Ben Roberts, Group CTO of Liquid Telecom
As a company Liquid Telecom is focused on building Africa’s digital future and so we’re always looking to upgrade and expand our networks to best serve the needs of current and future customers. We chose Alcatel-Lucent for this project not only because it is the incumbent supplier, but also for its design expertise in DWDM, excellent GPON market reputation, and for the value and scalability of the solutions.

Daniel Jaeger, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent in Africa
Alcatel-Lucent has a wide range of DWDM and GPON solutions and broad-reaching expertise in these technologies enabling Liquid Telecom to offer ultra-broadband throughout its territory in Africa. We look forward to building upon our relationship with Liquid Telecom in Eastern Africa and other locations throughout the continent.

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