Tanzania Telecoms Deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS and Optical Technologies

Tanzania Telecoms Deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS and Optical Technologies Image Credit: Alcatel Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a three-year agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company, TTCL to modernize the operator’s IP/MPLS and optical transport networks. The upgrade will allow TTCL to meet the growing demands of its fixed and mobile access customers, and prepare its network to cater for the launch of 4G LTE services, said Alcatel-Lucent. Phase One of the Nationwide deployment – covering major cities including the capital of Dodoma and the financial centre of Dar Es Salaam – will be completed in December 2015

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its IP routing and 100G agile optical networking (AON) DWDM technology to transform TTCL’s operations, converging fixed and mobile access onto one network, with unified management across the IP and optical layers for improved efficiencies. This will allow TTCL to meet the bandwidth needs of its 300,000 fixed network subscribers – even as data traffic increases with the expected deployment of a 4G LTE network.

Dr Kamugisha Kazaura, CEO, TTCL
Working with Alcatel-Lucent and leveraging its state of the art IP and optical transport technology as well as expertise we can enable new network efficiencies that will allow us to both meet the growing demands of our customers and help contribute to the development of ICT in Tanzania.

Daniel Jaeger, VP, Alcatel-Lucent, Africa
The contract with TTCL is a significant one for the region and highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s continued momentum in the IP and optical space. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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