SomCable rolls out IP over DWDM network


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SomCable rolls out IP over DWDM network

Somaliland’s SomCable, currently rolling out a next-generation broadband network, has partnered with optical networking firm Optelian to deploy an IP over Dense Wave Multiplexing optical network.

Optelian’s LightGAIN system will be deployed on a terrestrial backbone network to provide faster and more cost-effective communication for Somaliland.

“After exploring various network architectures,” explains Michael Cothill, Chief Executive Officer of SomCable.

“We converged on a next-generation IP over Dense Wave Division Multiplexing optical network to carry voice and data traffic throughout Somaliland and Optelian provides exactly what we are looking for. With our aggressive plans to provision a new terrestrial backbone to transport all wireless and internet traffic, SomCable needs an easy to use, reliable, and scalable solution that will allow us to start small and grow to meet our customers’ needs.”

SomCable announced earlier this year that the entore region of Somaliland would have access to next-generation broadband by 2014. The company is rolling out 1,200km of new fibre to take high-speed connectivity to homes and businesses in the region.

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