Alcatel-Lucent to provide broadband technologies to Kenya and Uganda

internet-UgandaThe DWDM enhancements will be deployed to Liquid Telecom’s network in Nairobi and Mombasa. (Image source: krosinsky/Flickr)France-based telecom provider Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it will provide Liquid Telecom with broadband technologies for the expansion of its networks in Kenya and Uganda

Alcatel-Lucent said that it will provide upgrades to previously deployed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) technologies to Liquid Telecom.

Daniel Jaeger, V-P of Alcatel-Lucent in Africa, said, “Alcatel-Lucent has a wide range of DWDM and GPON solutions and broad-reaching expertise in these technologies, which will enable 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.”

The DWDM upgrades would enable Liquid Telecom to add capacity needed to meet the demand for broadband services, as well as address new markets and business opportunities. The technology would also be used to provide home and small office markets with high-speed Internet services.

Ben Roberts, group chief technology officer of Liquid Telecom, added, “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, GPON market reputation, and for the value and scalability of the solutions.”

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