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Liquid Telecom Expands With Alcatel-Lucent Gear

CAPE TOWN -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to provide Liquid Telecom with various GPON and DWDM technologies for the expansion of its networks in Kenya and Uganda.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing upgrades to previously deployed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) technologies. The DWDM upgrades will enable Liquid Telecom to add capacity needed to meet the demand for broadband services, as well as address new markets and business opportunities. The technology will be used to provide the home and small office markets with high-speed Internet services.

Key Facts:

  • Liquid Telecom is deploying GPON technology supplied by Alcatel-Lucent in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The DWDM enhancements will be deployed to Liquid Telecom’s network in Nairobi and Mombasa.
  • Alcatel-Lucent is providing its industry-leading 7360 ISAM FX and 5520 Access Management System to support GPON-enabled fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) as well as its industry-leading IP Transport product family including the 1626 LM to support the DWDM.

    Ben Roberts, Group CTO of Liquid Telecom said: “As a company Liquid Telecom is focused on building Africa’s digital future and so we’re always looking to upgrade and expand our networks to best serve the needs of current and future customers. We chose Alcatel-Lucent for this project not only because it is the incumbent supplier, but also for its design expertise in DWDM, excellent GPON market reputation, and for the value and scalability of the solutions.”

    Daniel Jaeger, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent in Africa said: “Alcatel-Lucent has a wide range of DWDM and GPON solutions and broad-reaching expertise in these technologies enabling Liquid Telecom to offer ultra-broadband throughout its territory in Africa. We look forward to building upon our relationship with Liquid Telecom in Eastern Africa and other locations throughout the continent.”

    Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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