Ooredoo Algeria, Nokia achieve 1.2Tbps in fibre-optic trials

21 Dec 2016

Ooredoo Algeria and equipment vendor Nokia have successfully achieved transmission speeds of 1.2Tbps over optical fibre in what they claim was ‘Africa’s first field trial’ of Nokia’s optical communications technology. The test was conducted between the cities of Algiers and Ain Defla, over a distance exceeding 200km. The two companies utilised Nokia’s 1830 PSS Portfolio, which helps in optimising optical networks to meet traffic demands, in addition to the 1830 PSS 500G DWDM Muxponder, which carries up to five 100G services per line card and helps service providers achieve superior capacity, reach and wavelength flexibility. Pierre Chaume, head of North Africa Market Unit at Nokia, said: ‘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.’

Algeria, Nokia Networks (formerly NSN), Ooredoo Algeria