Dangote partners Huawei for fibre-optic rollout

1 May 2009

AllAfrica.com reports that Dancom Technologies, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, one of Nigeria’s largest conglomerates, has partnered Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies to build a national fibre-optic network covering the east of the country. At the signing ceremony in Lagos, president of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and David Xie, president of Huawei West Africa Region, said the launch will bridge the country’s capacity needs and guarantee reduced costs for end-users. The pair added that the agreement indicates the beginning of a long-term cooperation between Dancom and Huawei in providing telecoms infrastructure and services. Huawei will provide the company with a Next Generation Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer (NG-DWDM) with 40Gbps capacity per lambda and an Automatic Switched Optical Network (ASON) to avoid multi fibre cuts and enhance the network security ability ‘up to 99.99%’.

Nigeria, Huawei Technologies