Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria join forces to achieve 1 terabit-per-second

algiers flickrThe trial was rolled between the cities of Algiers and Ain Defla. (Image source: Hichem Merouche)Ooredoo, Algeria and Nokia have partnered to achieve a transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of optical communications technology

The test was carried between the cities of Algiers and Ain Defla over a distance which spanned more than 200 kilometres.

According to Ororedoo Algeria, commercial roll out of the technology will allow it to offer high capacity-based solutions to its subscribers. This will be one of the first commercial deployments of this Nokia technology, which will enable service providers to enhance the performance and flexibility of optical fibre.

“Ooredoo continues to be a major player in the mobile industry representing the cutting edge of innovation, conducting a winning partnership with Nokia in order to achieve ground-breaking transmission in Algeria and in Africa,” said Hendrik Kasteel, Ooredoo Algeria’s CEO.

Commenting on the new partnership that will see Ooredoo Algeria improve flexibility to its network, Pierre Chaume, head of North Africa Market Unit at Nokia said, “We are pleased to take our relationship with Ooredoo Algeria to the next phase. This trial is an important and critical step in helping Ooredoo Algeria increase capacity and add flexibility to its network. The deployment will also support the 4G deployment plans of the service provider.”

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