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Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria trial achieves 1 TBps transmission rate

Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria trial achieves 1 TBps transmission rate

Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have announced the achievement of 1.2 terabits per second transmission speed over optical fibre in a field trial of optical communications technology conducted between the cities of Algiers and Ain Defla over a distance exceeding 200 kilometres.

Commercial deployment of the technology will allow Ooredoo Algeria to offer high capacity-based solutions to its subscribers according to the two companies.

Hendrik Kasteel, CEO at Ooredoo Algeria explained the usefulness of the exercise after the trial which made use of Nokia's 1830 PSS Portfolio.

"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. It is critical for Ooredoo to increase the capacity, reach and flexibility of optical transmissions to offer high-capacity solutions and a superior customer experience. Nokia is our long-term partner and we are confident that their proven optical network technology will help us maintain our leadership position in offering the latest and best-in-class technology solutions to our customers."

The trial also utilised 1830 PSS 500G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (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, "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."

Ooredoo (Algeria) is the Algerian subsidiary of the Ooredoo Telecommunications Group. The telco operates with 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technology licenses in the country.

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