Alcatel-Lucent Builds Ooredoo's 400Gbps Backbone Optical Transport Network (OTN) to Support Booming Mobile Data Traffic in Algeria

Alcatel-Lucent Builds Ooredoo's 400Gbps Backbone Optical Transport Network (OTN) to Support Booming Mobile Data Traffic in Algeria Image Credit: Alcatel-Lucent/Flickr

Ooredoo Algeria has selected Alcatel-Lucent's Optical Transport Network (OTN) to built a high-capacity 400Gbps backbone OTN to connect Algeria’s mains cities of Algiers, Constantine and Oran, providing ultra-broadband access connectivity to meet the growing demand for high-speed broadband services. The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is planned to be completed before the end of 2014.

Ooredoo Algeria has recently announced that it has reached the highest speed of 63MB/s over its 3G network and the upgrade will be timely to support the rising demand from residential and business customers for high-quality service on their smartphones, tablets and other connected devices. The 400G-based backbone will also be leveraged to support the emergence of a strong Algerian new tech ecosystem, said Alcatel-Lucent.

Josepg Ged, Chief Executive Officer  at Ooredoo Algeria
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.

Pierre Chaume, Vice-President, Alcatel-Lucent Middle East & North Africa
Thanks to 400G and the efficiency of OTN sub-wavelength grooming, Ooredoo Algeria’s new network will support the booming explosion of data traffic generated by the proliferation of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets and do so in the most economical way. As Alcatel-Lucent, we are proud to be Ooredoo’s partner in the transport area and to enable Ooredoo Algeria to be the first service provider to deploy our 400G solution in Africa. It will enable Ooredoo Algeria to take and maintain the lead in providing robust service in Algeria for the foreseeable future.


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