Telecom Egypt deploys Ciena Technology to boost network capacity
Telecom Egypt has adopted an optical technology by Ciena that allows it to provide the highest capacity per wavelength, and significantly reduces the cost per bit, the company said on Wednesday.
Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme technology maximizes capacity along the Mediterranean segment of its Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system and Egypt’s mesh network.
“The deployment of Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme on our MENA cable is an important achievement that will support the increasing global demand for bandwidth services,” said Adel Hamed, Telecom Egypt’s Managing Director and CEO.
The technology further helps Telecom Egypt “realize huge savings in power, footprint, latency, and cost,” according to Jamie Jefferies, Ciena VP and GM International.
The Middle East North Africa (MENA) Submarine Cable System, (MENA-SCS), is a private cable owned by Telecom Egypt, stretching across 8800km to connect Italy, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and India.
“Submarine cables are critical infrastructure that underpin and power the connectivity needs of today’s global internet user base,” Jeffries explained.
Telecom Egypt further relies on Ciena’s Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP) next-generation domain controller to unify network and service management to automate the submarine network’s operations.