Liquid Telecom Chooses Alcatel-Lucent for Fiber Expansion

  • Liquid Telecom
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — Liquid Telecom has selected Alcatel-Lucent to provide 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.


“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, said Ben Roberts, Group CTO of Liquid Telecom. "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.”

 

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