South Africa’s FibreCo Telecommunications has selected ADVA Optical Networking to enable its roll out of high-bandwidth services across South Africa.
The operator will harness ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 metro and long-haul technology to offer tailor-made connectivity services to its business, government and carrier customers. The initial deployment involves a 100Gbit/s ROADM network carrying data over 780km between Johannesburg and the undersea cable landing station at Mtunzini. ADVA’s Elite partner Jasco Carrier Solutions will play a key role in the deployment and continuous support of the new network.
“With ADVA Optical Networking’s flexible platform, we can respond in the shortest possible time to each and every customer demand,” said Marius Mostert, CTO, FibreCo. “The ADVA FSP 3000, including its advanced ROADM technology, enables us to deliver the high-speed, scalable connectivity that today’s enterprises and service providers demand. Our new infrastructure delivers several key efficiencies from low latency to optimised bandwidth utilisation.”
FibreCo chose to expand its existing infrastructure in response to rapid growth in bandwidth demand. With ADVA Optical Networking as a key partner, it will ensure tailored bandwidth-intensive broadband services for high-priority business applications across South Africa.
Incorporating the latest multi-degree ROADM technology, the ADVA FSP 3000 is ideal for flexible transport services. FibreCo’s new infrastructure will carry both 10 and 100Gbit/s traffic and include long-haul links that require no regeneration. The modular design of the ADVA FSP 3000 also ensures that the network is primed and ready for further expansion so that FibreCo can easily upgrade its clients’ services whenever their requirements change. FibreCo’s future network expansion plans will see 100Gbit/s metro and long-haul links connecting other cities and regions across South Africa.
Günter Landers, sales director for Africa at ADVA Optical Networking, said: “Our metro and long-haul solutions enable FibreCo to meet increasingly challenging business expectations. Our advanced ROADM technology ensures streamlined and efficient operations. It also creates a dynamic architecture so that FibreCo can instantly respond to changing and growing demands.”