SomCable deploys IP over DWDM network using Optelian system

15 Aug 2012

Optical networking specialist Optelian has announced that it has entered into an agreement with SomCable, a fibre-optic service provider registered in Somaliland, to deploy its LightGAIN system on a terrestrial backbone network to provide faster and more cost-effective communication in the region. ‘After exploring various network architectures we converged on a next-generation internet protocol (IP) over Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical network to carry voice and data traffic throughout Somaliland and Optelian provides exactly what we are looking for,’ noted Michael Cothill, CEO of SomCable, adding: ‘With our aggressive plans to provision a new terrestrial backbone to transport all wireless and internet traffic, SomCable needs an easy to use, reliable, and scalable solution that will allow us to start small and grow to meet our customers’ needs.’ SomCable is constructing the Berbera landing station that will enable Somaliland to interconnect with submarine cable networks in the Red Sea. Once completed, the cable landing is expected to drive broadband adoption throughout the region and improve the lives of the citizens through job creation and affordable telecoms services.

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