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Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to set up ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network in Nigeria


Alcatel-Lucent in conjuction with MTN Nigeria has launched a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network in Nigeria.

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MTN Nigeria, which covers more than almost 90 percent of Nigeria’s land mass, will deploy a 100G network that re-uses existing 10G optical assets thereby preserving MTN past investments while ensuring future proof and state of art solution.

iT is the biggest mobile operator in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, and West Africa region with more than 58 million subscribers.

“MTN realized we needed to upgrade our network to meet customer expectations for ultra-broadband connectivity and high reliability within Nigeria’s very competitive marketplace.” Lynda Saint-Nwafor, CTO of MTN Nigeria said.

He added that MTN wanted a a state of the art solution that met three main criteria: increased network reliability, a high degree of scalability to prepare the network for 400G and beyond, and preservation of our existing 10G investment and Alcatel-Lucent were just thee right people to partner with.

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