Nokia collaborates with Liquid Telecom to boost fiber network in Africa

Nokia has inked a two-year partnership deal with African telecom firm Liquid Telecom Kenya to boost their current fiber network in a bid to support OTN/DWDM technology that offers an early network capacity of 500G.

The collaboration will effectively help the two firms to offer faster and more reliable network connection along the route from the Indian Ocean to datacenters in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, and neighboring countries.

Moreover, with the Nokia 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch), the upgrade will enable Liquid Telecom to meet the rising demand from its mobile operator, carrier and ISP (internet service provider) customers for high-capacity inter-networking services.

The CTO of Liquid Telecom, Ben Roberts, said, ‘’The company believes in offering reliable network connection to every individual on the African continent, a vision that drives its network expansion across Africa. The move comes at a time when more mobile operators are planning on increasing their core bandwidth to prepare for 5G which is driving the demand for high-speed city to city internet links.’’

On the other hand, Daniel Jaeger, Head of Central, East & West Africa Market Unit, Nokia, stated that, ‘’Their firm allows customers to maximize their network capacity and efficiency while backing up the deployment of mission-critical services.’’

Jaeger concluded by saying, ‘’Liquid Telecom, with Nokia’s OTN/DWDM network, can offer high capacity, low latency services needed for its customers, further ensuring an excellent customer experience and successfully connecting all of Africa to the vast digital world.’’