Alcatel-Lucent Prepares To Boost Nigeria’s Connectivity To 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic , Alcatel-Lucent is preparing to open up Africa’s most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria.
MTN Nigeria, which covers more than almost 90 percent of Nigeria’s land mass, will deploy a 100G network that re-uses existing 10G optical assets thereby preserving MTN past investments while ensuring future proof and state of art solution.
Nigeria’s growing economy is fueling a proliferation of mobile subscribers, which number about 275 to every one landline in the country. As a result, Nigeria has a significant need for reliable, mobile broadband access to support growing demand for bandwidth hungry services such as streaming video plus the ever-increasing need from enterprises for storage and data centre connections.
According to both parties involved: “The new network also gives MTN the capacity and flexibility to offer wholesale services to other service providers in the region.” SEE MORE ON PAGE 2