Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) has partnered with Angola Cables, a consortium of Angolan telecommunications operators, to enhance the availability of high-speed Internet access and data services in Angola and other parts of the globe.
Until now, the Angola economy has faced various problems and is trying to rise again after years of struggle. The new network will provide the high-capacity broadband connectivity required for business, public sector and consumer services of all kinds.
According to Alcatel-Lucent, the 100G network will facilitate the transportation of huge amounts of data traffic in Angola. This will contribute to improving the economy in Angola.
Angola currently has limited connectivity to the outside world. This 100G link will allow consumers and companies in Angola to benefit from a considerable increase in the availability of communications services. It will also help in forging stronger connections with the worldwide community.
Daniel Jaeger, vice president of Alcatel-Lucent Africa, said, “Alcatel-Lucent is deeply committed to the vision of digital inclusion, and we are gratified by the opportunity to help bring world class communications services to the people of Angola and their neighbors. Communications networks have a vital role to play in the economic growth and social development of all countries. We are pleased to join with Angola Cables in this worthy project.”
Recently, the company partnered with Smile Telecoms to rapidly introduce broadband LTE (News - Alert) services to Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Africa. Alcatel-Lucent will offer a complete design and create/operate services for Smile’s nationwide LTE networks.
Smile Telecoms was the first network and services operator to install a true commercial 800 MHz LTE network in Africa.
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Edited by Braden Becker