According to the announcement of Nokia, Telecom Egypt is going to use the Photonic Service Engine or PSE of Nokia. The company will adopt the optical service in order to strengthen its backbone ability on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing or DWDM backbone network in Delta Region. In the month of June this year, the 200G long-distance high-speed service was started. It was the first time that a single carrier transmission took place in Africa.
To fulfill the growing demand for high-quality mobile video and broadband services Telecom Egypt joined its hands together with Nokia, its partner. The company aims to improve the 1830 PSS backbone network of Nokia. With the increase of the network capacity, the company can offer high-rate broadband services to the fixed users. Besides, the altered data rates can also be offered for those who use LTE mobile service. As Telecom Egypt upgrades its current Nokia PSS 1830 technology to PSE technology of Nokia, it can significantly lower the cost while increasing the capacity.
Ahmed El-Beheiry, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Telecom Egypt, said: “Doubling capacity on our existing backbone allows us to offer high-speed broadband and LTE services in addition to 100GE services for mobile operators while reducing costs. As our long-term partner, we are confident that Nokia’s proven optical network technology will help us maintain our leadership position in offering the latest and best-in-class technology solutions to our customers.”
Amr El-Leithy, head of the MEA Market for Nokia, said: “We are proud to be part of this groundbreaking agreement for the continent. We have a longstanding partnership with Telecom Egypt and are pleased to see the growth in demand for both their broadband and LTE services. This is exactly what we had in mind when we designed the 1830 PSS platform. Its flexibility and easy upgradability will allow them to proactively manage the data explosion and develop new revenue streams – all the while improving the experience for their customers.